Citing both changing social practice and Jewish values, the international association of Conservative rabbis last week passed a resolution calling on Jewish institutions and government agencies to embrace the full equality of transgender people. Some see this as a departure from tradition. But, as the resolution claims, a stronger case can be made that full equality has much deeper within the Jewish ethical tradition.5
Pro-Israel activists are portraying their fight as one against intolerance. That’s exactly why the New York governor is such a poor choice to be front and center.63
Now that the long-awaited plan to create a proper egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall has been put on hold, again, here are five actions that American Jewish leaders can take — and one course of action that they should not, under any circumstances, follow.29
In the local Amharic, the forgotten Jews of Ethiopia are called the Falash-Mura - the people without a land. Numbering around 5,000 families, many have been waiting to make aliyah and immigrate to Israel for decades.
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