Michah Gottlieb

Real Issue for Conservative Judaism Is Authenticity

The clash between authenticity and egalitarianism spurred Michah Gottlieb to leave his Conservative synagogue. He explains why it may help explain the movement’s decline.

Leaders: From left, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld of the Rabbinical Assembly; Cantor Stephen Stein of the Cantors Assembly; Rabbi Steven C. Wernick of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.

How Conservative Judaism Lost Me

Michah Gottlieb grew up a deeply engaged Conservative Jew, but he no longer identifies that way. What happened — and what does it tell us about the denomination’s troubles?

When Orthodoxy Goes Too Far

The Orthodox buck the communal line when it comes to gay marriage. But some were also on the wrong side of history when they defended slavery, Michah Gottlieb points out.