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Conservative Jews for Equality

August 29, 2011

The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative rabbis, has passed a resolution calling for equality for LGBT persons and committing themselves to work toward that end.

Read the full text of their resolution here.

Here is the description of the Rabbinical Assembly from their website:

Since its founding in 1901, the Assembly has been the creative force shaping the ideology, programs, and practices of the Conservative movement, and is committed to building and strengthening the totality of Jewish life. The Assembly publishes learned texts, prayerbooks, and works of Jewish interest; and it administers the work of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards for the Conservative movement. It also serves the professional and personal needs of its membership through publications, conferences, and benefit programs, and it coordinates the Joint Placement Commission of the Conservative movement. Rabbis of the Assembly serve congregations throughout the world, and also work as educators, officers of communal service organizations, and college, hospital, and military chaplains.

I think this group sounds very capable at interpreting the Torah texts.

Written by Scott Jones

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