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Affordable Housing (2004)

Posted on October 1, 2013

On Yom Kippur, we read in Isaiah: “…and thou shalt bring the poor that are cast out to thy house.” As Jews, we must be sensitive to the problem of homelessness. Central to the issue is the disparity in earnings between the rich and the poor, where the working poor are unable to match their Continue Reading »

Affirmative Action (1976)

Posted on October 1, 2013

Affirmative Action: No Reverse Discrimination Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is cognizant of the need to give special consideration to those who are deprived. We therefore recommend affirmative action to provide compensatory education, training, counseling, placement, and welfare, which is based solely upon need. Women’s League believes that admission to educational institutions, as well as Continue Reading »

Health – Abortion (1982)

Posted on October 1, 2013

Amended Resolution on Abortion (1982) Reverence for the life is the cornerstone of our Jewish heritage. Since abortion in Jewish law is primarily for the mother’s physical or mental welfare, we deplore the burgeoning casual use of abortion. Abortion should be “legally available but ethically restricted. Though the abortion of a fetus is not equivalent Continue Reading »