Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

As Chanukah comes to a close this weekend, the flurry of gift-giving in our community will halt as the rest of the country prepares to bury itself in an avalanche of Christmas cheer. But before we assess the damage to our checkbooks by the transformation of the Festival of Lights into a celebration of consumerism, we should take a moment...
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Rabbi Jerome M. Epstein
Conservative Judaism has taken a historic step by opening a door to the ordination of gay men and women, and same-sex commitment ceremonies. In line with Conservative Judaism's most cherished values, this decision reflects both a reasoned approach toward halachah and respect for ever-evolving Conservative beliefs and practices. It is important to understand that the responsa, or decisions, of the...
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Rabbi Avi Shafran
Jewish clouds, like others, sometimes have silver linings. And so, some of us hope that a glimmer may surround the Conservative movement's recent endorsement of a position permitting commitment ceremonies between people of the same gender and the ordination as Conservative rabbis of people living openly homosexual lives. To be sure, the decision is tragic and telling. Tragic because it...
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The Correct Approach? Accept Jews as They Are! Every landmark Jewish demographic study seems to reignite an inreach-outreach debate, and the recent Boston study is no exception. Showing that 60 percent of intermarried households are raising Jewish children, the study has caused a predictable backlash, questioning policy rather than facts, with several articles in the Jewish Exponent, including Jonathan Tobin's...
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