Thursday, March 02, 2006

Homosexuality in Halakhah VI

The Forward reports that the (Conservative) Rabbinical Assembly's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards will hold another vote on the subject of homosexuality. Insiders tell me that it is pretty much a given that the majority will vote to permit homosexuality. The only question is whether the strict view will receive enough votes to be considered an official minority opinion according to the CJLS rules. If it doesn't, the few traditionalists left in the Conservative movement will be hopping mad and will accept the harsh judgment on the movement, rendered by their colleagues who left the movement 20 years ago.

UPDATE: The meeting was inconclusive and a final decision was postponed, again. (Story in the Forward)

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