For centuries, Ashkenazi Jews have been forbidden to eat rice, legumes and corn on Passover. Will this year mark the beginning of the end of the prohibition on ‘kitniyot’?
Two historic Boston-area Conservative synagogues are planning to join forces and cohabit on a shared campus, following votes by the leaders of both institutions.
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is launching a new push to help congregations become inclusive of people with disabilities.
There’s no more ‘Lord’ and ‘Master’ in the new prayer book for the Conservative movement. The updated siddur uses modern language and context designed for broader appeal, but also includes traditional passages it had ignored in the past.
The Conservative movement was once the very embodiment of what it meant to be an “American Jew.”
Liberals slammed the Israeli Chief Rabbi for not being open to dialogue. Then they praised Ayman Odeh for the same behavior. Jane Eisner asks: Why the inconsistency?
It was all hugs and smiles when Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met Friday with leaders of America’s three main Jewish denominations at an event hosted by UJA-Federation of New York.
Conservative Judaism is at a crossroads.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office will match funding given by the Jewish Agency for Israel to the country’s Conservative and Reform movements, according to a Jewish Agency spokesman.
A survey of 249 Conservative rabbis finds that almost half have defied the movement’s ban on attending interfaith weddings and that 40 percent would officiate at such weddings if the movement permitted them to do so.