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Medicaid Toolkit: Overview
Posted on July 14, 2011

By Joshua Ratner, RA Public Policy FellowRecent Congressional proposals for reducing our national debt have called for Medicaid to be converted into a block grant program. ...

By Joshua Ratner, RA Public Policy FellowRecent Congressional proposals for reducing our national debt have called for Medicaid to be converted into a block grant program.  Through resolutions and advocacy efforts, the RA historically has opposed any efforts to transform entitlements into...

Magen Tzedek - Responding to a Higher Responsibility
Posted on June 28, 2011

We in the Conservative movement are delighted that the principles of Magen Tzedek have permeated the consciousness of the American Jewish community. Magen Tzedek, which is...

We in the Conservative movement are delighted that the principles of Magen Tzedek have permeated the consciousness of the American Jewish community. Magen Tzedek, which is not a hekhsher or kashrut certification, instead reflects the highest standard on a variety of important issues:...

New CJLS teshuvot posted
Posted on June 6, 2011

The CJLS recently passed two teshuvot at their last meeting:"On Proving Jewish Identity" by Rabbi Reuven Hammer"The Status of the Deaf and of Sign Language" by Rabbi Pamela...

The CJLS recently passed two teshuvot at their last meeting:"On Proving Jewish Identity" by Rabbi Reuven Hammer"The Status of the Deaf and of Sign Language" by Rabbi Pamela Barmash.Please click through to read the full teshuvot.

Hodesh Tov - Sivan
Posted on June 3, 2011

"Literary analysis of El Maley Rachamim for Victims of the Shoah"by Rabbi Moshe Silberschein, Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical SeminaryThe texts discussed in this...

"Literary analysis of El Maley Rachamim for Victims of the Shoah"by Rabbi Moshe Silberschein, Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical SeminaryThe texts discussed in this podcast can be accessed here.

Reflection #2 from CJLS meeting on May 25, 2011
Posted on May 27, 2011

By Jonathan Lubliner, Jacksonville Jewish Center in Jacksonville, FLAt the most recent meeting of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, we explored the issue of communal pray...

By Jonathan Lubliner, Jacksonville Jewish Center in Jacksonville, FLAt the most recent meeting of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, we explored the issue of communal pray in a minyan for the non-hearing.  There was general consensus that the Talmudic era strictures placed upon the non...

Reflection from CJLS meeting on May 25, 2011
Posted on May 26, 2011

By Adam Kligfeld, Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, CAI share with you one iinsight stemming from a teshuvah (legal responsum) we discussed this week at the Committee on Jewish...

By Adam Kligfeld, Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, CAI share with you one iinsight stemming from a teshuvah (legal responsum) we discussed this week at the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards on the question of the heresh (one who is deaf) and to what extent sign language can, halakhically,...

Hodesh Tov - Iyar
Posted on May 5, 2011

"Sisters + Their Stories in the Tanach" by Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Assistant Professor of Bible, The Jewish Theological Seminary

"Sisters + Their Stories in the Tanach" by Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Assistant Professor of Bible, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Magen Tzedek Responds to Agudath Israel
Posted on May 5, 2011

The misleading statement by Agudath Israel concerning Magen Tzedek is a misrepresentation of a very important development in kosher food production in America. Magen Tzedek is...

The misleading statement by Agudath Israel concerning Magen Tzedek is a misrepresentation of a very important development in kosher food production in America. Magen Tzedek is based on our assertion that biblical and rabbinic law mandate fair treatment of workers (בל תלין), humane treatment of...

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