Conservative Judaism


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Conservative Judaism

n.
The branch of Judaism that allows for modifications in Jewish law when authorized by the Conservative rabbinate.

Conservative Judaism

n
(Judaism) a movement reacting against the radicalism of Reform Judaism, rejecting extreme change and advocating moderate relaxations of traditional Jewish law, by an extension of the process by which its adherents claim traditional Orthodox Judaism evolved. Compare Orthodox Judaism, Reform Judaism

Conserv′ative Ju′daism


n.
a branch of Judaism that adheres to most traditional beliefs and practices but permits some adaptation to the contemporary world. Compare Orthodox Judaism, Reform Judaism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Conservative Judaism - Jews who keep some of the requirements of the Mosaic law but allow for adaptation of other requirements (as some of the dietary laws) to fit modern circumstances
Hebraism, Jewish religion, Judaism - Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Conservative Jew - Jew who keeps some requirements of Mosaic law but adapts others to suit modern circumstances
2.Conservative Judaism - beliefs and practices of Conservative Jews
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), a nonprofit organization that represents and supports synagogues practicing conservative Judaism across North America, will relocate to 120 Broadway, a.
According to Heinman, a teacher of Conservative Judaism, all major Kasruth agencies are directly or indirectly disqualifying women to serve in leadership roles, particularly as President, simply because of their gender.
Various faith communities around the world allow same-sex marriage and wedding proceedings, including Buddhism in Australia, Church of Sweden, Conservative Judaism, U.
Several decades into the twentieth century, it was clear that Conservative Judaism was offering a mighty challenge to the Reform movement's hegemony over American Judaism.
Other groups joining Americans United and the ADL included: the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America; Interfaith Alliance Foundation; Central Conference of American Rabbis; Metropolitan Community Churches; More Light Presbyterians; The National Council of Jewish Women; People For the American Way Foundation; Society for Humanistic Judaism and Women's League for Conservative Judaism.
Given the prohibition on activating electricity on the Sabbath, the computer and the Internet may not be switched on (Auerbach, 1996), according to Orthodox as well as Conservative Judaism.
Similarly, the Commission on Social Action and Public Policy of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism stated in 1993 that "Jewish values demand that we work to create a society where no one is denied proper medical care.
In 1953 I was invited to dinner at the home of Rabbi Max Kadushin, a major figure in 20th-century Conservative Judaism.
In chronological order they are Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary (The Rabbinical Assembly/United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, 2001); The Torah: A Modern Commentary Revised Edition ([Union for Reform Judaism] URJ, 2006); and The Torah: A Women's Commentary ([Union for Reform Judaism] URJ/Women of Reform Judaism, 2008).
I'm prepared to give the president an opportunity to test his because he reassured me personally, and everyone else there, of the strength of the US's relationship and his and the administration's commitment to Israel," said Rabbi Steven Wernick, executive vice president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Because Conservative Judaism does not embrace the last of Packer's methodologies alone, it does not reduce Judaism to individual choice; and, because it does not embrace the second one alone, it does not reduce Judaism to tradition alone either.

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