Rabbi Steven Abraham of Beth El Synagogue in Omaha wrote that’s it time to “say yes” to intermarried couples in the Conservative movement.
Some rabbis argue that Jews should minimize criteria for conversion to counteract intermarriage.
Conservative Jews will now welcome non-Jews into synagogue membership. What does that mean for the movement and its grappling with intermarriage?
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Eliminationism declares certain physical features or religious practices disfavored traits.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catholic and Presbyterian parents, while Jason grew up culturally Jewish. At first, it was simple to mark their different backgrounds. In December, the…
Perceptions of intermarriage have a way of lagging behind realities.
When Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom, a retired rabbi from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, performed an intermarriage ceremony for his stepdaughter and her fiancé in 2014 more than a glass got shattered at the end of the wedding ceremony. Rabbi Rosenbloom’s membership in the Rabbinical Assembly wound up in pieces as well. In December 2016, the rabbinical body expelled him for disobeying the ban on rabbinic officiation at intermarriages. Not only officiating; also attending intermarriages, even those of close relatives, is asur (forbidden).
It is basic human decency to respect the consensual, committed, loving relationships your loved ones wind up in.
Conservative Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom has been expelled from the Rabbinical Assembly, the movement’s rabbis’ association, for performing interfaith weddings.