JERUSALEM A Conservative rabbi in Israel was awakened by police early Thursday morning and taken in for questioning over performing an illegal ma
“You have to act Jewishly when you’re a Jewish organization, and not all of our organization has done that.”
Over 70 percent of non-Orthodox Jews intermarry — so why does the Conservative movement take a position on intermarriage so divorced from reality?
Rabbi Steven Wernick ran the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism since 2009, and presided over a period of many difficulties.
“It’s an issue of Jewish law, but it’s also an issue of whether we’re going to be here tomorrow or not.”
“Conservative Judaism’s founding … lesson is that in order to thrive, our community and its institutions must repeatedly reinvent themselves.”
Can a great religious movement really be reduced to a set of behaviors? Isn’t there more to Conservative Judaism, more to Judaism, than Halacha?
Jimmy Cohen was convicted of molesting teens on a Conservative movement youth program. Participants still haven’t heard from the organization.
The Conservative movement has long grappled with the question of intermarriage.
Temple Emanu-El, an iconic synagogue in Manhattan, is the site of the latest drama in tensions between American Jews and Israel’s rabbinate.