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RA Celebrates Supreme Court’s Rulings on Gay Marriage  
Posted on June 26, 2013

NEW YORK – In response to the Supreme Court’s landmark decisions today calling the Defense of Marriage Act ...

NEW YORK – In response to the Supreme Court’s landmark decisions today calling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and dismissing an appeal supporting an anti-gay marriage law in California, the Rabbinical Assembly released the following statement:

Julie Schonfeld said, 

Thank You to Jan Caryl Kaufman: A Letter from Gerry Skolnik and Julie Schonfeld  
Posted on June 20, 2013

Dear Friends,

Convention 2013 marks an important milestone in the history of the Rabbinical Assembly. Jan ...

Dear Friends,

Convention 2013 marks an important milestone in the history of the Rabbinical Assembly. Jan Kaufman, who has served as the Director of Special Projects since 1994, is retiring. We wish her ברכה and הצלחה as she begins this new chapter in her life. At Jan's request, we are going to wait until next year to hold a special event in her honor.

Hodesh Tov - Tammuz  
Posted on June 10, 2013

“Evolutionary Theory and Jewish Religious Practice”

by Paul Shrell-Fox, Professor of Family and ...

Hodesh Tov

“Evolutionary Theory and Jewish Religious Practice”

by Paul Shrell-Fox, Professor of Family and Community Studies, Schechter Institute

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Siddur Lev Shalem: The Joys and Travails of Translation  
Posted on June 5, 2013

By Ed Feld, senior editor, Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals

Translating can be a dangerous ...

RA Congratulates Susan Rice on her Appointment to National Security Advisor   
Posted on June 5, 2013

NEW YORK – In response to President Obama’s announcement today naming U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations ...

NEW YORK – In response to President Obama’s announcement today naming U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice as his new National Security Advisor, the Rabbinical Assembly released the statements below:

Julie Schonfeld said,

RA Saddened by Death of Senator Lautenberg  
Posted on June 3, 2013

NEW YORK – In response to the death today of Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Gerald Skolnik and Julie ...

NEW YORK – In response to the death today of Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Gerald Skolnik and Julie Schonfeld released the following statement:

During his almost 30 years in the Senate, Senator Frank Lautenberg was a true advocate for Israel and the Jewish community, ensuring that refugees from troubled nations could seek safe haven from religious persecution in the United States.

RA Praises Religious Affairs Ministry, Calls for Immediate Implementation of Local Selection of Religious Leadership by Israeli Communities  
Posted on May 31, 2013

Also calls for official, non-Orthodox administration of Robinson’s Arch

NEW YORK – In response to the ...

Also calls for official, non-Orthodox administration of Robinson’s Arch

NEW YORK – In response to the announcement by Israel’s Ministry of Religious Services that it will develop criteria enabling communities to select rabbis of their own choosing without regard to religious denomination, Gerald Skolnik and Julie Schonfeld issued the following statement:

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