Judaism – Jewish Child Day Care Centers (1982)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Women’s League is concerned with the zero population growth of the American Jewish community and is also cognizant of the reality of the growing numbers of Jewish women in the work force. In an effort to encourage larger Jewish families and also to provide the support and environment required. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges Continue Reading »

Judaism – Humane Slaughtering (1962)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Humane Slaughtering National Women’s League notes that the 85th Congress enacted federal legislation on humane slaughter which is limited to meat purchased by the government. This act may presage efforts to secure similar state laws and to extend the application of the federal law to all commerce in meat. We urge our affiliated Sisterhoods to Continue Reading »

Judaism – Heksher Tzedek (2008)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Background  A basic tenet of Conservative Judaism has been and continues to be the embrace of mitzvot that speak to ethical as well as ritual observance in the life style of Conservative Jews. A central value of Conservative Judaism is the observance of the laws of kashrut. Coupled with the rigor of purity of product Continue Reading »

Judaism – Centennial of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (1986)

Posted on October 2, 2013

The Jewish Theological Seminary, now celebrating its Centennial, is a vastly different institution from what it was in 1886, the year of its founding. Originally a small school for the training of rabbis, the Seminary now includes: The Rabbinical Schools in New York and Jerusalem The Cantors Institute-Seminary College of Jewish Music The Graduate School Continue Reading »

Judaism – Agunah/Pre-Nuptial Agreement (2008)

Posted on October 1, 2013

Agunah/Pre-Nuptial Agreement (2008) Background In Judaism, the act of marriage is identified as kiddushin attesting to the reverence with which marriage is held. Most rabbinic scholars consider marriage between two Jews as being an anticipated life-long commitment. Yet, some marriages do fail and Judaism provides for the dissolution of the marriage by means of divorce. Continue Reading »