Friday, February 5, 2016 Shevat 26, 5776

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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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By:
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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Kron
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Treat Iran With Contempt -- It Deserves Only That! Concerning the ongoing problem of what America should do about Iran (Nation & World: "Foreign-Policy Debate to Center on Iran," Nov. 16), I read the letter sent by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to President Bush and found it to be childish in its approach to solving the problems in Iraq and...
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Media Clippings Several weeks ago, I heaped much-needed praise on Child magazine, which has always seemed to me to be the best of the ever-burgeoning crop of parenting magazines. Granted, a lot of it -- as is true of its competitors -- is fluff, but there is always at least one article per issue that's deserving of attention, that manages...
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