December 7th, 2005


A year in review


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I'm a little upset with the Conservative movement.

Trying to counteract the loss of membership and vitality in one of Judaism's principal groups, the Conservative movement yesterday launched what its leaders said will be an aggressive effort to convert to Judaism the gentile spouses and children of Jews who have married outside the faith.

Full article here

someone from WJ said, and I agree,
"I read with great interest the previous article posted about the Conservative movement. In the end, I agree with Meyers at the end of the article - conversion alone won't save Conservative Judaism, nor is it the central issue with which they're truly grappling. But obviously others may disagree - is it worth breaking with centuries of tradition to proselytize, and risk pushing away interfaith couples entirely?"