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Old 01-27-2014, 10:07 PM
 
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Do the women in C shuls dip in the Mikva before Yom Tov?
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Do the women in C shuls dip in the Mikva before Yom Tov?
Read and you decide.

The Best Kept Secret? Conservative Views of Mikvah
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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The trend is for women to wear tefillin only where orthodox Jews are congregated to pray.

Orthodox day schools to allow women to don tefillin at daily minyan

http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Je...-minyan-339090


http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion..._wear_tefillin
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:00 AM
 
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I'm glad you posted that link. It didn't answer my question - I think you may have misunderstood my question, as I wasn't asking about a Nidda. Nevertheless, this link demonstrates how the C movement entirely deconstructs, reinterprets, unalienabley alters and then renders unrecognizable halachos in the Torah. So now Taharas hamishpakas (the laws of family purity) are entirely optional to Jews, according to "Rabbi" Roth? Isn't Roth the same guy who hetered (made halachicly permissible) driving on Shabbos for C Jews?

I'm trying to seek to understand where the C movement is coming from when they say are obligated in the 613 mitzvos, and yet it's not just the people but rather the movement itself that abandons or alters the halachos to point where a Torah Observant Jew cannot recognize Conservative practices as Torah driven.

One more question, and this is a big one. From a C viewpoint, are Jewish women obligated in time bound positive mitzvos? Or can they just so them if they want, but there's no obligation?
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:30 AM
 
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I'm trying to seek to understand where the C movement is coming from when they say are obligated in the 613 mitzvos, and yet it's not just the people but rather the movement itself that abandons or alters the halachos to point where a Torah Observant Jew cannot recognize Conservative practices as Torah driven.

One more question, and this is a big one. From a C viewpoint, are Jewish women obligated in time bound positive mitzvos? Or can they just so them if they want, but there's no obligation?
Problem is, you're trying to generalize all C under one umbrella and that's not possible. It depends on the strength of the Rav over his congregants and the current generation of congregants attitudes. It is not uniform across the US (and neither is O). Even though the shul I attend is MO, it changes depending on the service. Morning and midweek are MO but Shabbat feels like C.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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Tefillingate: Orthodoxy must not reject its most committed women
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:59 PM
 
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One thing I've learned from participating in this forum, is that there are indeed Conservative Jews who are determined to have a relationship with Hashem, and even though their observance of Halacha can be different than how I think if should be observed, there's great merit in simply trying to know Hashem wherever you are currently holding on Halacha. I think that possibly hashkafo is as important as Halacha. And if a Jew's hashkafo is geared towards yiras hashamayim, the rest is just details.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I read a fascinating article from a highly respected author, Berel Wein, who seems to transcend religious movements and simply speak the truth. This one is on the future of Conservative Judiasm, with some good insight into it's history as well. I'd be curious which points inside this article are less than reasonable, as it all sounded pretty reasonable to me.

The Dangerous Trend in the Fringes of the Modern Orthodox Jewish World » Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry
I’m not Jewish and don’t have a vested interested in this debate, but the title of the article is: “The Dangerous Trend in the Fringes of the Modern Orthodox Jewish World.” Surely the article is really about the Modern Orthodox rather than Conservative Judaism.

The author’s argument is that Conservative Judaism is “dying” because it’s not orthodox enough, e.g., driving on Shabbat, etc. But isn’t that a tautology? Isn’t Conservative Judaism defined as being less-strict in its observances than Orthodox Judaism (Modern or otherwise)? If Conservative Judaism were to become more observant, wouldn’t it become Orthodox Judaism—which is perhaps with the author wants?

He seems to be warning Modern Orthodox against relaxing their observances rather than analyzing the future of Conservative Judaism.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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One thing I've learned from participating in this forum, is that there are indeed Conservative Jews who are determined to have a relationship with Hashem, and even though their observance of Halacha can be different than how I think if should be observed, there's great merit in simply trying to know Hashem wherever you are currently holding on Halacha. I think that possibly hashkafo is as important as Halacha. And if a Jew's hashkafo is geared towards yiras hashamayim, the rest is just details.
Well said, my Lantzman. ;-)

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Old 01-29-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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Well said, my brother.
IMO FWIW Lantzman or chaaver may be better words to use in this forum rather than brother.
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