June 7, 2007
Briefs: Mass Shoah grave discovered in Ukraine; Report: Israel wants to talk with Syria; German Jews decry aliyah push
(Page 2 - Previous Page)The Jewish Theological Seminary and the University of Judaism, the Conservative movement's two American rabbinical seminaries, have both changed their admissions guidelines to permit gays and lesbians to study for the rabbinate.
Raymond Goldstein, United Synagogue's international president, said that following the law committee's adoption of a more permissive stance on homosexuality, "there is no reason not to broaden our candidate pool."
Spielberg Archive Expanded
The online Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive has been expanded. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which administers the archive, announced this week that it now contains more than 400 films that can be viewed on the Web site http://www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il . The selection includes "The Price of Peace," a film about the Six-Day War. The project, funded by the American Friends of the Hebrew University in Los Angeles in honor of Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Jack Valenti, began in 2002.
Briefs courtesy Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
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