Dialectics, Humility, and Strength

By Einat Ramon

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), February 2006

The author maintains that while the majority of Conservative Jews reside in North America, much of the movement's halachic, theological, scholastic, liturgical and social creativity is happening in Israel and around the world. The Conservative approach to halacha (Jewish law) is a blend of humility and strength, a path that Israeli Conservative/Masorti Jews want to extend to others. The author asserts that many, including herself, find this dialectic blend "of humanistic values born of the enlightenment and ancient Jewish ways of life determined by halacha" the only sober and responsible option to which they can adhere.

Topic: Theology, Halakha, Jewish Law, Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Education, Values

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 36/628

Page Number(s): 15

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ramon, Einat. Dialectics, Humility, and Strength. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). February 2006: 15. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6276


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