conservative judaism

Disagreement can be the basis of Jewish unity – even during a pandemic

In today’s world, it cannot be denied that the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox denominations have distinct identities and positions regarding matters of religious practice.

By ROBERTA ROSENTHAL KWALL
22/04/2020
Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York
Conservative leaders say virtual minyans are permissible during ‘crisis'

The leaders of the Conservative movement’s Jewish law committee issued a crisis declaration allowing the recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish with a virtual online prayer quorum.

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
19/03/2020
KUDOS TO Mayor Moshe Lion for enabling Nahlaot’s legendary Purim street party to go on.
Queen Esther’s 'mission impossible' moment

What is it like when we face a moment that we have been born to do, where we must take the risk of a lifetime to save something or someone dear, precious, or even holy?

By RABBI JACOB BLUMENTHAL
10/03/2020
JOELLE ECKSTEIN and the late Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein at the Kotel
A heart of gold

The hotline, based in Jerusalem, receives about 150 calls per week, and is manned by people who speak Hebrew, Arabic and Russian.

By LISA SAMIN
05/03/2020
Female rabbi being ordained
Conservative movement apologizes for innovative rabbis list without women

The article, which is no longer available online, quickly drew criticism on social media for its lack of gender diversity.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
15/02/2020
Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York
Conservative rabbinical students oppose 'Deal of the Century,' annexation

“Trump’s plan would leave Palestinians with a handful of discontiguous territories surrounded by settlements."

By BEN SALES/JTA
15/02/2020
Wedding bands [Illustrative]
Ugandan–Jewish wedding takes place in Israel for the first time

The couple belongs to the Abayudaya community, which the State of Israel does not recognize as a part of the Jewish religion.

By OMRI RON
09/01/2020
Top 10 changes in American Jewish life this decade

Here’s a look back at 10 huge developments from the past 10 years that have changed the makeup and lifestyles of Jewish Americans.

By JTA STAFF
02/01/2020
Prof. Arnold Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York
Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor Arnold Eisen to step down

Eisen, who has served for 12 years, will remain on the faculty of the Conservative movement’s seminary.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/09/2019
Camp Ramah boys camp in the Poconos, illustrative picture
Sexual abuse case against Conservative Jewish camp to be reopened

Two men who were allegedly molested at the camp as children in the 1970s are at the helm, following a change in the Statute of Limitations law in New York State.

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