“Judaism and the Jewish people have survived for 2,000 years because we were able to adapt, and this is another moment of adaptation.”
It will not be up to me alone to complete the tasks — but neither am I free to abstain from them.
The big issue that still divides the movements is interfaith marriage.
The Conservative/Masorti movement of Judaism has okayed the use of livestreaming on Shabbat and holidays.
For centuries, Ashkenazi Jews have been forbidden to eat rice, legumes and corn on Passover.
Leaders said that given the current public health crisis it’s permitted to constitute a prayer quorum via videoconference.
“The overall sense was, regardless of how people feel about the president, that respect should be shown for the office of the president.”
Forward columnist Peter Beinart was wrong to say that republicans support Israel because of white supremacy. It plays into anti-Semites hands.
“This was a big long search, and the fact that it went to a woman is something that we’re really proud of.”
The selection committee liked the Maryland spiritual leader’s innovative ways.