Jewish Law

The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews

Martin S. Cohen, senior editor
Michael Katz, associate editor
List price: $34.95
ISBN 9780916219499
Pages 981 hc

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A decade in the making, The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews distills a century of thoughtful inquiry into the most profound of all Jewish questions: how to suffuse life with timeless values, how to remain loyal to the covenant that binds the Jewish people and the God of Israel, and how to embrace the law while retaining an abiding sense of fidelity to one’s own moral path in life.

Written in a multiplicity of voices inspired by a common vision, the authors of The Observant Life explain what it means in the ultimate sense to live a Jewish life, and to live it honestly, morally, and purposefully. The work is a comprehensive guide to life in the 21st Century. Chapters on Jewish rituals including prayer, holiday, life cycle events and Jewish ethics such as citizenship, slander, taxes, wills, the courts, the work place and so much more.

Also available in: Kindle Edition | Nook Edition

Resources & Curricula: Book Club Parashat Ha-shavua

Responsa: 1980-1990

The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Conservative Movement
David J. Fine, editor
List price: $65.00
Sale price: $32.50 (50% Discount)
ISBN 0916219283

Pages 900 hc

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Combines in a single volume all the Law Committee responsa from the 1980s, reorganized and fully indexed. Key responsa of the 1980s include: inclusion of the matriarchs in the Amidah, conversion of children, abortion, cremation, among others.

Responsa: 1991-2000

The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Conservative Movement
Kassel Abelson and David J. Fine, editors
List price: $65.00
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ISBN 0916219194
Pages 880 hc

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Ten years of responsa addressing the many issues facing the contemporary Conservative rabbinate including synagogue practice, kashrut, circumcision, conversion, organ donation, rituals following miscarriages and stillbirths, burial and mourning, new fertility technologies, the laws of marriage and forbidden relations, and more.

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