Conservative Judaism

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Introduction to Conservative Judaism

Conservative Judaism
Conservative Judaism Today
Conservative Judaism: Our Ancestors to Our Descendants
The First 100 years of Conservative Judaism 
The Core Values of Conservative Judaism
Halakhah in Conservative Judaism
The Ideal Conservative Jew

Conservative Websites

Jewish Theological Seminary
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)
Rabbinical Assembly
Jewish Educators Assembly
Cantors Assembly
North American Association of Synagogue Executives
Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism 
Mercaz
National Ramah Commission
United Synagogue Youth
KOACH
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies-Israel
Responsa For Today-Israel
Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism-Israel
Masorti Movement-Israel
Conservative Yeshivah-Israel
Masorti Olami-The World Council of Conservative Synagogues
Assembly of Masorti Synagogues-England
Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano

Beliefs

Thinking and Speaking About God
How to Talk to Your Kids About God
Biblical and Rabbinic Responses to Suffering 
Medieval Responses to Suffering & Evil
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Reward and Punishment
The Free Will Problem: Medieval Solutions

College

Choosing a College from a Jewish Perspective

Conversion to Judaism

Conversion History: Orthodox and Conservative Understandings
Conversion According to Halakhah
Conversion to Judaism: A Guide for Jewish Parents
How to Discuss Conversion to Judaism

Ethical Issues

Jewish Medical Directives for Health Care
Artificial Insemination in Jewish Law
Surrogate Motherhood
Organ Transplants
Organ Donation
Autopsy, organ donation, and cremation
Tattooing in Jewish Law
Smoking in Jewish Law
Body Piercing in Jewish Law

Family

The Divorced-Parent Family & the Synagogue Community
Balancing Work & Home
Caring For Elderly Parents

Halakhah

Halakhah in Conservative Judaism
Conservative Halakhic Texts

Kashrut

Pesach Guide
Eating Kitniyot (Legumes) on Pesach

Mourning

The Phases of Jewish Bereavement
Questions & Answers About Funerals
What Death Should Teach Us About Life and Living
Transforming Sorrow Into Song
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death
The Custom of Discarding the Shoes of the Deceased

Religious Services

The Authentic Triennial Cycle: A Better Way to Read Torah? 
Fasting for a Sefer Torah which fell

Sexuality

The Purpose and Meaning of Sex in Judaism
Procreation and Contraception
The Reality of Non-marital Sex
Masturbation
Homosexuality and Halakhah
Homosexuality, Choice, and Jewish Law

Shabbat

Shabbat as a Reminder of Creation
Shabbat as a Sanctuary in Time
Holiness in Time, Not Only in Space

Siddur

Siddur Audio

Women

Aliyot for Women
Women in the Minyan and as Shelihot Tzibbur
The Ordination of Women as Rabbis
The Mehitzah in the Synagogue
The Wearing of a Kippa by Men and Women

Rabbi Levin is the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Munster, IN. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, and is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. In 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City for his years of dedicated service to the Conservative movement and the Jewish community...Full bio

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