Central Conference of American Rabbis

Type: Organization
Name: Central Conference of American Rabbis
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

10 FAQs about Jewish conversion

Must converts pass a test to become a Jew?Generally, no. Across all the denominations, rabbis are more interested in commitment to living as a Jew than in testing Jewish knowledge. However, such a commitment requires a certain level of fluency with Jewish ... [Published The Times Of Israel - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Jewish Boycotts, Then and Now

A clash between anti-boycott activists and a group of Jewish studies professors, which has recently become the subject of much debate in the American Jewish community, is actually just the latest of many boycott-related controversies that have divided ... [Published Campus Watch - Oct 16 2014]
Entities: Boycott, Mexico, Zionists
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Your Turn: On the Conditions at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

We the members of wish to express our concern about recent reports regarding East Mississippi Correctional Facility just outside of Meridian. We have noted that a lawsuit has been filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center against the State because of shortcomings ... [Published Jackson Free Press - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

New app helps Americans buy Israeli-made products

The app, , is a counter to the apps of the boycott movement, which identify Israeli-made products for those wanting to boycott the country. A new smartphone app, , helps consumers in the United States who want to support Israel find and purchase Israeli-made ... [Published Haaretz - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Why Rabbi Gil Steinlauf's Coming Out Is Watershed Moment for Jews

Eloquent Support by Lay Leaders Shows Momentous Change By Menachem CreditorPublished October 07, 2014.In 1977 Chancellor Gerson D. Cohen of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America approved a petition by the Rabbinical Assembly to create a committee ... [Published Forward - Oct 08 2014]
Entities: ADAS, Watershed, Gay, LGBT
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 1 reports

Keep business out of religious liberty

Suddenly, religious liberty became all about religious restriction.Religious liberty supposedly means freedom to think, speak, assemble and pray according to one's faith. Recently, religious people took the term "religious liberty" to disguise their attempts ... [Published Times Union - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Holy days * Artistic objections * Left Behind: Friday’s Roundup

Saturday marks the start of Eid al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice. courtesy ShutterstockThe next 48 hours are a triple whopper of holy days. Tonight, Jews will file into synagogues to hear the Kol Nidre prayer that kicks off the 25-hour Yom Kippur fast. ... [Published Religion News Service - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Reform Movement Joins ‘Klinghoffer’ Protest

The Reform movement today joined the chorus of Jewish organizations protesting an upcoming Metropolitan Opera production widely considered anti-Semitic.“We join with other Jewish leaders in expressing our disappointment and dismay about the staging by ... [Published Jewish Week - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

The Jews who inspired us in 5774

NEW YORK (JTA) – In a year with no shortage of bad news, these 10 Jewish individuals or groups inspired or impressed us in 5774.David Blatt , for leading underdog Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague title and weeks later nabbing the head coaching post ... [Published The Times Of Israel - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

From quenelle to terror tunnel, a glossary for 5774

JTA — When Merriam-Webster released the latest edition of its Official Scrabble Players Dictionary this summer, it announced that it had added more than 5,000 new words – including Yiddish words like “schmutz” and “tuchus.”While there is no Official JTA ... [Published The Times Of Israel - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Rosh Hashanah 5775 Greetings

Dear friends,Throughout North America, Israel, and around the world, our students and alumni are leading – in synagogues, on college campuses, on military bases, in hospitals, and more.Wherever Jews are celebrating the High Holy Days, they are there – ... [Published Hebrew Union College - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

Faith Leaders to Obama: Don’t Let Us Discriminate, Either

More than 100 faith leaders asked President Barack Obama on Tuesday not to include a religious exemption in his upcoming executive order to ban job discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation among federal employees. The ... [Published TIME.com - Jul 08 2014]

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...Zionist groups—declared that in view of England's "shocking record of broken pledges" regarding the Mandate of Palestine, the U S could not afford "to make a loan to a government whose pledged word seems to be worthless."
Cohen's app is already garnering wide community support. "People can use this to support Israel in a positive way, instead of always feeling like you’re fighting against something,” said Rabbi Denise Eger, president-elect of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, a Reform Rabbinic Organization of more than 2,300 rabbis."
"It's powerful," Schwartz said. "It's kind of a release that means 'I'm ready to tell God everything I've done. I'm ready to make myself better.' "

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10 FAQs about Jewish conversion [Published The Times Of Israel - Oct 21 2014]
Jewish Boycotts, Then and Now [Published Campus Watch - Oct 16 2014]
10 questions about Jewish conversion you want t... [Published Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - Oct 16 2014]
Your Turn: On the Conditions at East Mississipp... [Published Jackson Free Press - Oct 15 2014]
New app helps Americans buy Israeli-made products [Published Haaretz - Oct 10 2014]
Why Rabbi Gil Steinlauf's Coming Out Is Watersh... [Published Forward - Oct 08 2014]
With sense of completion, rabbi who helped tran... [Published Miami Herald - Oct 06 2014]
Keep business out of religious liberty [Published Times Union - Oct 04 2014]
Holy days * Artistic objections * Left Behind:... [Published Religion News Service - Oct 03 2014]
Yom Kippur: With atonement, absolution [Published Philly.com - Oct 03 2014]
Reform Movement Joins ‘Klinghoffer’ Protest [Published Jewish Week - Oct 03 2014]
The Jews who inspired us in 5774 [Published The Times Of Israel - Sep 24 2014]
From quenelle to terror tunnel, a glossary for ... [Published The Times Of Israel - Sep 23 2014]
From Golden Dawn to terror tunnel, a glossary f... [Published JTA - Sep 18 2014]
Rosh Hashanah 5775 Greetings [Published Hebrew Union College - Sep 18 2014]
Gaza War Pushes Israel, Reluctantly, Onto Holid... [Published Jewish Week - Sep 17 2014]
Faith Leaders to Obama: Don’t Let Us Discrimina... [Published TIME.com - Jul 08 2014]
Faith Leaders to Obama: Don’t Let Us Discrimina... [Published Swampland - Jul 08 2014]
Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Jo... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Jun 04 2014]
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Faith Leaders to Obama: Don’t Let Us Discrimina... [Published TIME.com - Jul 08 2014]
More than 100 faith leaders asked President Barack Obama on Tuesday not to include a religious exemption in his upcoming executive order to ban job discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation among federal employees. The ...
Faith Leaders to Obama: Don’t Let Us Discrimina... [Published Swampland - Jul 08 2014]
More than 100 faith leaders asked President Barack Obama on Tuesday not to include a religious exemption in his upcoming executive order to ban job discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation among federal employees. More ...
Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Jo... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Jun 04 2014]
NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) joined as plaintiff in a pending Federal District Court lawsuit challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban.  Among the suit's charges is that ...
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