The selection committee liked the Maryland spiritual leader’s innovative ways.
“I do not have and will not have any connection to these heretical movements,” Eliezer Rauchberger told Haaretz.
“We have been praying for peace for everyone, and looking to the north where Israel is,” said Jacob Owani, 35, after the service.
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?