It is clear that the developing tradition of Chinese food on Christmas is shared by a small group of people--less conservative Jews
and workers in Chinese restaurants-rather then embraced as an accepted custom by either all Jews or all Chinese in the United States.
came to the fore again, but this time Reform and Conservative Jews
petitioned Israel's Supreme Court for equal treatment under the law, including service on local religious courts.
Rabbi Birnbaum was encouraged that many Conservative Jews
have been galvanized by the partial-birth abortion issue.
How typical are the experiences of the Conservative students of Tufts University when the majority o f Conservative Jews
in greater Boston attend larger, established synagogues?
As it spread among evangelicals, the movement also came to include conservative Jews
and Catholics, Southern Baptists and some of the more open-minded liberal activists like Rabbi David Saperstein, of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
Etz Hayim's scholarship reflects the serious thinking of Conservative Jews
who, in an age of unbelief, try to be honest to God and to themselves.
Three sets of comments are printed on each page: standard historical and philological notes; gleanings from ancient, medieval, and modem mid-rashic theological reflections; and ethical advice for today's Conservative Jews
Interestingly, Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary and a leader of Conservative Jews
, spoke out against the war and, five days later, had the seminary's press office call news organizations and ask them to banish his remarks from the record.
Gay Mormons spoke of excommunication while Reform and Conservative Jews
were experiencing increasing support.
For example, while he has the backing of the aggressively secularist part or the Jewish community Such as Osgoode law professor Ed Morgan and his newly invented 'Liberal rabbis for same-sex marriage,' his position on homogamy does not find approval among more conservative Jews
and rabbis such as David Novak of the University of Toronto's Jewish Studies Department (CJN, Dec.
For more on the links between post- and trans-denominationalism and the dissatisfactions of Conservative Jews
, see my pamphlet All Quiet on the Religious Front?
Rules for keeping kosher are complicated, and Orthodox, Reform and Conservative Jews
have differing views on how to follow the dietary commandments.
The two worked together on the College Republican National Committee in the early 1980s, and Abramoff later helped Reed organize politically conservative Jews
after TV preacher Pat Robertson's presidential campaign collapsed in 1988 and he decided to form the Christian Coalition.
And they were politically conservative Jews
in an era when American Jewry and American conservatism regarded each other with mistrust verging on paranoia.
After all, Christians of different denominations as well as conservative Jews
have been doing this for generations.