(RNS) The issue is fraught within Judaism, as more than half of all American Jews marry outside their religion, and the community worries that its small numbers — about 2 percent of the U.S. population — may further dwindle.
Articles tagged “Conservative Judaism”
(RNS) It’s another “first” for the little-known but influential movement known as Reconstructionist Judaism.
(RNS) Reform Jews already allow their rabbis to preside at weddings between Jews and non-Jews. Is the Conservative movement next?
TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) As Israelis pause to celebrate the Jewish New Year, they can also celebrate a surge in the number of non-Jews participating in conversion courses run by Israel’s Reform and Conservative movements.
(RNS) The Israeli government began funding the salaries of five non-Orthodox rabbis serving in rural areas, but activists emphasized that the fight for official recognition of non-Orthodox branches of Judaism is far from over.
(RNS) As Conservative Judaism approaches its 100th birthday, it confronts a set of statistics that bode poorly for its future as the anchor in the center of American Jewish life.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The continued violence, and the government’s long-standing unwillingness to allow Jewish feminists to pray as they want at the Western Wall, has strained relations between the Israeli government and American Jews.
(RNS) Among the winners in the new Pew Research Center poll on American Jews, the Orthodox movement and Israel. Losers include the Conservative movement.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The call for action on immigration reform was issued just days before Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival that commemorates the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the wilderness after their exodus from Egypt.