The Zionist Conspiracy
Thursday, December 07, 2006
'Socially Conservative' Conservative Rabbis
In its report on the Conservative Jewish movement's acceptance of ordination of homosexual rabbis and performance of same sex unions, The Jewish Week notes that:
In the wake of the vote, four socially conservative members of the Conservative movement - Rabbi Joel Roth, Rabbi Mayer Rabinowitz, Rabbi Leonard Levy and Rabbi Joseph Prouser - resigned from the law committee (emphasisis added)
How does The Jewish Week know whether these rabbis are "socially conservative?" Perhaps they hold liberal views on social issues, but believe that the Conservative movement must maintain at least some semblance of fidelity to the halachic process.
Alas, few Jews - regardless of their observance or acceptance of halacha - even understand that the Torah might be a relevant factor in determining Judaism's stance toward "social" issues.