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November 13, 2013 11:07am
The question of how Conservative synagogues treat non-Jews cuts to the heart of a philosophical and practical debate within a movement struggling over its middle-of-the-road identity.
November 11, 2013 1:52pm
Attorney Alan Dershowitz is asking Israeli President Shimon Peres to intervene in the case of the apparent blacklisting of Rabbi Avi Weiss by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate.
November 4, 2013 10:07am
Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, says debate and action will distinguish this year’s General Assembly, slated for Nov. 10-12 in Jerusalem, from past G.A. conferences.
October 31, 2013 12:22pm
Saddled with excess space due to dwindling attendance, Reform and Conservative synagogues are reinventing themselves as homes for Orthodox Jewish institutions.
October 28, 2013 10:15am
A conservative estimate of the cost of providing universal free Jewish preschool is about $1 billion per year. Who is going to pay for that?
October 23, 2013 3:39pm
Everyone knows that Jews and Miami Beach go together like matzah balls and chicken soup. But city hotels once bore advertisements like “Always a view. Never a Jew.”
October 23, 2013 11:37am
The discovery of vermin in Zomick’s challah appears to have prompted New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to craft a new law about how health code violations should be disseminated to the public.
October 16, 2013 4:04pm
The program in Dothan, Alabama, to lure Jews with $50,000 grants has brought six new families to town in six years. Is this to be considered a success?
October 15, 2013 3:41pm
Held under the shadow of a serious decline in the Conservative movement, the synagogue group’s three-day biennial focused not on celebrating the movement’s past century but ensuring it has a future.
October 10, 2013 11:22am
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