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Health – Organ & Tissue Donation (1996)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Organ & Tissue Donation and Bone Marrow Registration (1996) Jewish law, culture and tradition have always placed consideration for health and welfare of others at the very heart of Jewish values. Organ and tissue donations as well as bone marrow registration are life-giving acts. Transplantation has shown scientific merit as a way to save the Continue Reading »

Health – National Health Plan (1978)

Posted on October 3, 2013

As Jews, we believe in the religious requirement to preserve life. We feel it is inconceivable that one human being is entitled to better medical care than another who may have less ability to pay. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges the United States Congress to enact a National Health Bill which will provide comprehensive Continue Reading »

Hungary (1956)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Resolution of Hungary (1956) The world is witnessing in Hungary the latest example of Communist tyranny, oppression and disregard for the dignity of man. This action removes the false front of friendliness which the Soviet Union has shown to the world since the death of Stalin. The heroic revolt by the freedom-loving Hungarian people is Continue Reading »

Human Environment (1978)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Human Environment (1978) The world has not yet solved the problems of human environment which relate to the atmosphere, water and land. Many nations, both developed and developing, are finding it increasingly difficult to meet demands for water in agriculture, in domestic and industrial uses. Therefore, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges: Nations to take Continue Reading »

Home Rule for the District of Columbia (1960)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates. – Deuteronomy 16:18 Almost one million American citizens living in Washington DC are denied the elementary civil right of participation in the making of the local laws by which they are governed. The capital city of our nation is governed by appointed officials and Continue Reading »

The Homeless (1984)

Posted on October 2, 2013

No one can be sure how many homeless women and men there are in America. It has become a national problem of massive and increasing proportions – economically, socially and medically – affecting millions of people. Therefore, recognizing that there is no law that can require us to be our brothers’ or sisters’ keepers, and Continue Reading »

Homeland Security (2002)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Homeland Security and Civil Liberties (2002) Following the September 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon, Americans were forced to confront the reality of terrorism and to formulate an appropriate response. As Jews, we have been victims of curtailed civil liberties and countless terrorist attacks. Women’s League for Conservative Continue Reading »

Hunger – Feeding the Hungry (1986)

Posted on October 2, 2013

The blessing Jews recite after meals praise God for providing every Creature with food and sustenance (hazon et hakol). However, while the total world food supply is bountiful, millions of men, women and children perish each year for lack of adequate nourishment. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, mindful of the teachings of our tradition resolves Continue Reading »

Health – Birth Control (1976)

Posted on October 1, 2013

(see also Abortion) Women’s League believes that freedom of choice as to birth control is inherent in the civil right of women, and that all laws infringing on these rights should be repealed. However, sensitive to the unique and vital implication of Zero Population Growth (ZPG) for the Jewish community, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Continue Reading »

Health – AIDS (1988)

Posted on October 1, 2013

We are experiencing the worst world public health crisis faced in modern times, the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a disease which has the possibility of devastating society. Confusion, ignorance and denial are among the most common responses to the AIDS epidemic. The religious community has a responsibility to help build awareness and sensitivity, Jewish Continue Reading »