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Minimum Wage (2014)

Posted on June 25, 2014

BACKGROUND Both the Torah and the Talmud tell us we need to feed the hungry and help those in need to become self sufficient. The Torah also repeatedly emphasizes the need to treat workers fairly. According to Deuteronomy 24:14-15 and Leviticus 19:13, “You shall not oppress a needy and destitute laborer … but you must Continue Reading »

Israel – Masorti Judaism (1994)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel (Amended) (1994) Women’s League (editor’s note: for Conservative Judaism) calls upon the government of the State of Israel to fulfill its obligation and commitment to religious pluralism by: Officially recognizing the Masorti (Conservative) Movement. Granting full religious functionary privileges to the Conservative Rabbinate, mohalim, and other religious functionaries. Providing the Continue Reading »

The Media (1992)

Posted on October 3, 2013

The Media (Amended) (1992) The First Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and of the press. These are hallmarks of a free society, and the Jewish community has rightfully cherished these freedoms and worked hard to preserve them. Censorship is a policy we reject totally. We are aware, however, of abuses of Continue Reading »

Israel – Mercaz (1984)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Amended Resolution on Mercaz (1984) Women’s League (editor’s note: for Conservative Judaism) believes that a strong Mercaz speaking in the names of hundreds of thousands of Conservative Zionists, will enable us to function as an equal partner with Kelal Yisra’el – to contribute to and to benefit from an improved quality of Jewish life in Continue Reading »

Missionary Activity and Religious Cults (1978)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Missionary Activity and Religious Cults (1978) Women’s League for Conservative Judaism recognizes and is deeply concerned with the rise of missionary activity and religious cults throughout our country. Therefore, we urge our Sisterhoods to: Be alert to this insidious threat to our youth and to the community in general, and to disseminate information and guidance Continue Reading »

Media – Deregulation (1984)

Posted on October 1, 2013

Deregulation of the Broadcasting Media (1984) An increasing number of Bills advocating deregulation of the broadcasting media have been introduced into Congress over the past several years. Since 1934, the Federal Communications Commission has been empowered to guarantee the public’s right to: Programs on issues of public importance. Presentation of differing viewpoints on issues (fairness Continue Reading »