Looks like the practice of eating hot dairy “out” might be up for debate sometime soon.
The Jewish Week reports,
A survey of Conservative clergy released last week found that more than 80 percent eat warmed fish in non-kosher restaurants, prompting the chairman of the movementâ€™s rabbinic kosher subcommittee to begin writing a legal opinion that will likely restrict what Conservative Jews may or may not eat in non-kosher restaurants.
Such a sweeping opinion, if approved by the movementâ€™s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, would radically change Conservative practice that has been in place for more than a generation. And it would also set Rabbi Paul Plotkin, the subcommittee chairman and a recognized expert in kashrut for the Conservative movement, on a collision course with more liberal Conservative rabbis who argue that halacha must change with the times.
The firestorm around gay ordination has finally died down, so I suppose it’s somebody’s job to keep things lively, eh? Let the pizza wars begin.