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“Homosexuality, Human Dignity and Halakhah” was approved by the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) on December 6, 2006, representing a watershed moment for the Conservative Movement. Rigorous scholarship, moral clarity and rabbinic courage provided a compassionate religious response to a complex matter, epitomizing the ethical and redemptive power of halakhah. However, despite wide recognition, its finer details are often ignored or misunderstood, posing ongoing challenges for the lives it impacts, especially gay men and bisexuals.
I couldn’t help but wonder if my pizza-mate recognized the ramification of his philosophy.
From the Jewish perspective, the fact that millions of Americans cannot afford adequate health care is unconscionable.
A prominent Israeli rabbi said that non-Jews in Israel should carry identification cards issued by the state’s Jewish religious authority marking them as not Jewish as part of a plan to make commerce in Israel adhere to Jewish law.
We may go to the polls once or twice a year, but we vote with our money choices every day — and those money votes add up to determine the state of our communities, our nation and our world.
Observant Jews might soon be able to dispense with the ‘Shabbos goy,’ the Gentile neighbor or friend who performs forbidden labor during the Sabbath. That’s because Morty Kohn, a Brooklyn electrician, has created a new light-bulb that can effectively be shut off and turned on without violating halacha, or Jewish law.
A Religious Zionist rabbinic organization in Israel has launched a new prenuptial agreement to help ensure that divorcing wives will receive a religious divorce, or get.
Be fruitful and multiply, the Bible says. But donating — or receiving — Jewish sperm isn’t as straight-forward as it sounds. Here’s what you need to know about Jews and their sperm.
Halachically Yours educates Orthodox Jews about sex and sexuality within the confines of marriage.