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Conservative Rabbis Horrified by Jerusalem Pride Parade Attack
Posted on July 30, 2015

NEW YORK – Today, six marchers were stabbed during Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade, allegedly by a Haredi Orthodox man released from prison two weeks ago after stabbing people...

NEW YORK – Today, six marchers were stabbed during Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade, allegedly by a Haredi Orthodox man released from prison two weeks ago after stabbing people at the same event in 2005. The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis,...

Conservative Rabbis Welcome News of Upcoming Jonathan Pollard Release
Posted on July 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Welcoming the news that Jonathan Pollard will be granted parole and released from federal prison on November 21, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association...

NEW YORK – Welcoming the news that Jonathan Pollard will be granted parole and released from federal prison on November 21, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, released the following statement: “Jonathan Pollard has served the longest sentence of...

Statement by the leaders of Conservative and Masorti Judaism Responding to the Interdenominational Gathering at the Home of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Posted on July 24, 2015

NEW YORK -- After months of acrimony, the leaders of Conservative and Masorti Judaism issued words of praise for Israeli Reuven Rivlin, following the pre-Tisha B’Av gathering he...

NEW YORK -- After months of acrimony, the leaders of Conservative and Masorti Judaism issued words of praise for Israeli Reuven Rivlin, following the pre-Tisha B’Av gathering he hosted at his official residence last night with the heads of Orthodox, Conservative/Masorti and Reform Judaism. The...

RA Praises Canadian Government for Maintaining Iran Sanctions
Posted on July 21, 2015

NEW YORK – Following reports that the Canadian government will not yet lift any sanctions against Iran and, according to a statement from Minister of Foreign Affairs Rob Nicholson...

NEW YORK – Following reports that the Canadian government will not yet lift any sanctions against Iran and, according to a statement from Minister of Foreign Affairs Rob Nicholson, “will continue to judge Iran by its actions not its words,” the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for...

RA Leadership Voices Concern; Calls for Thoughtful Review of Iran Agreement
Posted on July 15, 2015

NEW YORK – The United States, along with its P5+1 partners, announced Tuesday that a deal with Iran had been reached to curtail that country from obtaining nuclear weapons. In...

NEW YORK – The United States, along with its P5+1 partners, announced Tuesday that a deal with Iran had been reached to curtail that country from obtaining nuclear weapons. In response, the Rabbinical Assembly, the association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis released the following statement from...

Rabbi Eytan Hammerman, Cycling Through Sukkot
Posted on July 9, 2015

Many of us are familiar with the Chabad presence during the festival of Sukkot – a mitzvah mobile equipped with a sound system that plays holiday music and young men offering Jews...

Many of us are familiar with the Chabad presence during the festival of Sukkot – a mitzvah mobile equipped with a sound system that plays holiday music and young men offering Jews the chance to recite brakhot over the lulav and etrog. But for our colleague Eytan Hammerman, the “Pedi-Sukkah”or...

Conservative Rabbis Applaud SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decision
Posted on June 26, 2015

NEW YORK – In response to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision today legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation, the Rabbinical Assembly, the association of Conservative/...

NEW YORK – In response to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision today legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation, the Rabbinical Assembly, the association of Conservative/Masorti rabbis, released the following statement:“Jewish tradition reminds us that we were all created equally, b'tzelem...

A Prayer for Charleston
Posted on June 26, 2015

By Rabbi Mark GreenspanCount the broken hearts, dear Lord,Count the shattered dreams.Count the grieving familyAnd the parishioners who have lost their leaders.Count the blood...

By Rabbi Mark GreenspanCount the broken hearts, dear Lord,Count the shattered dreams.Count the grieving familyAnd the parishioners who have lost their leaders.Count the blood spattered bibles, mighty One.Count the places of prayer and serviceNo longer a sanctuary.Count the people robbed of refugeBy...

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