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CJLS Update
Posted on April 12, 2016

The CJLS met this past week at JTS. During the meeting, the committee approved three teshuvot: The first teshuvah was on the permissibility of physician strikes by...

The CJLS met this past week at JTS. During the meeting, the committee approved three teshuvot: The first teshuvah was on the permissibility of physician strikes by Jay Stein. Apart from responding to issues of changing health care, he collects sources about the role and importance of...

Book Shuk-Sefer Store
Posted on March 25, 2016

Now that Siddur Lev Shalem has been published and its distribution is almost complete and now that all books published by the RA are available through our website, we would like...

Now that Siddur Lev Shalem has been published and its distribution is almost complete and now that all books published by the RA are available through our website, we would like to match colleagues who have books they no longer need and colleagues with limited resources who need siddurim and...

Conservative Rabbis Condemn Brussels Attacks, Pray for Victims
Posted on March 22, 2016

NEW YORK - In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Belgium Tuesday morning and reports that ISIS is now claiming responsibility for these horrific murders, the Rabbinical Assembly...

NEW YORK - In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Belgium Tuesday morning and reports that ISIS is now claiming responsibility for these horrific murders, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, released the following statement: We are horrified by...

Taking A Stand For Unity
Posted on March 20, 2016

This week, we will join 20,000 fellow Jews in Washington, DC for the annual AIPAC policy conference. And this year, as in prior election years, the leading presidential candidates...

This week, we will join 20,000 fellow Jews in Washington, DC for the annual AIPAC policy conference. And this year, as in prior election years, the leading presidential candidates—Donald Trump among them—will take the stage to address pro-Israel advocates from across the country.So what makes this...

Rabbinical Assembly Responds to Right-Wing Efforts to Disparage Non-Orthodox Jews
Posted on March 18, 2016

Calls for Swift Implementation of Kotel DealNEW YORK – In the weeks since the historic agreement to create a permanent space for pluralistic and egalitarian prayer at the Kotel (...

Calls for Swift Implementation of Kotel DealNEW YORK – In the weeks since the historic agreement to create a permanent space for pluralistic and egalitarian prayer at the Kotel (Western Wall), Israel has seen Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the head of the Shas Party, the United Torah Judaism...

Conservative Rabbis Mourn the Loss of an American Tourist, Stand with Israel in Combatting Terrorism
Posted on March 9, 2016

NEW YORK – Following reports of a wave of terror attacks in Israel on Tuesday in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Petah Tikva, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for...

NEW YORK – Following reports of a wave of terror attacks in Israel on Tuesday in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Petah Tikva, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, released the following statement: We mourn the loss of Taylor Force, the American tourist who...

The Status of Non-Jews in Jewish Law and Lore Today
Posted on February 4, 2016

On May 20 the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly unanimously approved a teshuvah entitled The Status of Non-Jews in Jewish Law and Lore...

On May 20 the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly unanimously approved a teshuvah entitled The Status of Non-Jews in Jewish Law and Lore Today nullifying any provisions in Jewish civil law that are discriminatory against non-Jews and specifically rejecting...

Statement on Behalf of Worldwide Masorti/Conservative Movement Regarding Egalitarian Prayer at the Kotel Decision
Posted on January 31, 2016

NEW YORK - Today marks an historic moment as the Israeli governing Cabinet has approved a proposal to create a permanent space for pluralistic and egalitarian prayer at the Kotel...

NEW YORK - Today marks an historic moment as the Israeli governing Cabinet has approved a proposal to create a permanent space for pluralistic and egalitarian prayer at the Kotel (Western Wall).  This space will accommodate all forms of prayer and marks the first time that Israel has enacted a...

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