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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:15 PM
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Conservative Jews may lift ban on gay rabbis
Keep in mind that "Conservative Jews" are actually mostly socially Liberal, but scripturally conservative.

Imagine...

Deeply religious people who are able live under a strict religious philosophy without feeling the need to impose it upon the rest of society? What a novel idea!



Ban on gay rabbis may be lifted
Conservative Jewish effort meant to illustrate big umbrella philosophy

Updated: 9:54 p.m. ET Sept. 7, 2006

NEW YORK - A key Conservative Jewish leader is organizing talks nationwide to tell synagogues that the movement will likely roll back its ban on ordaining openly gay rabbis by year's end. He and two religious law experts joining him at the meetings are trying to help congregations prepare for the confusion and discomfort to follow.

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The vote by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards will test what Conservative leaders call their "big umbrella" allowing diverse practices within one movement. It will also signal to the wider community how far the Conservative branch will go to reinterpret Jewish law.

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The effect of the contradictory actions will be that local Jewish communities have more freedom. Conservative seminaries, along with the movement's estimated 750 synagogues and more than 1,000 North American rabbis, will get to decide which policy to follow.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14723056/from/ET /


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mockmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:41 PM
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1. Where are my glasses?
I read that as gay rabbits.
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