Defining a Conservative Jew

By Jerome Epstein

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), February 2006

As the author seeks to define Conservative Judaism, he likens the movement to a tent whose walls have some flexibility, but are in fact limited in how much they can expand or contract. He asserts that theology and synagogue practice matter less than how Conservative Judaism inspires the way one lives; its real vision is to inspire congregants to distinguish themselves by how they live as Jews.

Topic: Ritual, Social Justice, Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Prayer Communities, Ideology

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 36/628

Page Number(s): 14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Epstein, Jerome. Defining a Conservative Jew. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). February 2006: 14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6274


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