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The Sad State of Tefilah in America

On March 26, I attended the Shefa Conference, the first-ever event organized by the Shefa Network. Shefa bills itself as the “Conservative Jewish Activists Network,” whose listserve is a virtual address for people with a passion for reforming the Conservative…

it's (almost) official

According to a stop-the-press article in the Forward (and additional sources who have asked to remain anonymous), the Jewish Theological Seminary is poised to select Professor Arnie Eisen as its new Chancellor. Alas, poor Gordon Tucker. The Rooftopper Rav is…

More from Mexico City

The official word from Rabbi Jan Kaufman, Director of Special Projects for the Rabbinical Assembly: There were two matters concerning the Law Committee which were discussed during the course of the convention. On Wednesday, as previously requested, the convention voted…

Revolt in Mexico City

This just in: At least one Rabbinical Assembly member has reported that the Conservative rabbis gathered this week in Mexico for their annual meeting have passed a resolution repealing the recent procedural changes that would have made it vastly more…

Smoke-filled Rooms in Undisclosed Locations

Last week, the official press release from the Conservative Movement’s Rabbinical Assembly claimed that a decision on the movement’s policy concerning homosexuality had been put off yet again, this time to December, because the teshuvot under consideration needed “extensive revisions.”…

Genesis 1:29

Hazon just announced the opening of registration for Tuv Ha’aretz 2006. Go sign up– everyone’s doing it! Tuv Ha’aretz is a Jewish Community Supported Agriculture project (a CSA) run out of sites in New York City, Washington, DC, New Jersey,…

chazak chazak v'nitchazeik

As most of the Jewish and much of the non-Jewish world now knows, the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards is meeting today and tomorrow to revisit the movement’s policies on homosexuality. One of three possibilities is likely…

Daniel Sieradski