Whether it’s 18 percent or eight families, Gordon Tucker maintains “patience and tenaciousness change the world,” a fact that is lost when we focus on numbers.
Moving to Israel has clouded Gordis’ ability to understand the American Jewish scene, argues Jeremy Kalmanofsky.
For Judith Hauptman, the Conservative push for women’s rights holds the key to its future--and the future of Judaism as a whole.
Susan Grossman acknowledges the movement’s failings, but sees more reason for hope than despair.
Elliot N. Dorff argues that numbers don’t dictate the strength of a movement, the power of its ideas do.
Noah Benjamin Bickart of The Jewish Theological Seminary teaches Jews who are passionate about “an egalitarian, halakhic, yet non-fundamentalist Judaism,“ even though they may not call themselves Conservative Jews.
Seven leaders and a historian respond to Daniel Gordis’ “Requiem for a Movement.”
When I was nineteen, I saw an ad at the UCLA Career Center for a job teaching “Jewish history through drama,” at the Sunday school of a large nearby temple. It was only a couple of hours a week, but it paid maybe four times as much as my job at the Student Store. Needless to say, I hadn’t taught…
Is Renewal a path toward the future or a road away from Judaism?
Shaul Magid lays out a case for "bothering" with Jewish Renewal.