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On the Western Wall and the Conversion Bill

Masorti Judaism condemns the Israeli government’s decisions to cancel arrangements for egalitarian prayer at the Kotel and to give the ultra-Orthodox chief rabbinate a monopoly over conversion to Judaism.   Last Sunday, the Israeli cab...

Posted on 30 June 2017, By Masorti Judaism
Conservative Judaism Today and Tomorrow – Mitzvah

Don’t present mitzvah as all or nothing, take it or leave it, black or white. On this as on other essential matters, Conservative Judaism ordains a balance that seems exactly right to me. My predecessor as chancellor of JTS, Ismar Schor...

Posted on 28 June 2017, By Professor Arnold Eisen

Is Halakhah Binding No Matter What? The beginning of this week’s parashah presents the description of the red heifer ritual.  In a nutshell, a perfectly unblemished red heifer must be killed, certain rituals performed with it, and its ...

Posted on 28 June 2017, By Rabbi Joel Roth