By Pamela S. Nadell
Conservative Judaism in the USA: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook is the 1st vast attempt to record the lives and careers of an important leaders in Conservatism's first century and to supply a quick heritage of the circulate and its imperative associations. It comprises essays at the historical past of the stream and at the evolution of its significant associations: The Jewish Theological Seminary of the USA, The Rabbinical meeting, and The United Synagogue of the USA. It additionally comprises one hundred thirty five biographical entries at the prime figures of Conservative Judaism, appendices, and a whole bibliography on assets of research.
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27-28. 33. For a summary of the major decisions of the CJLS, see Benjamin Kreitman, "The 24 CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM IN AMERICA First Ten Years of the Committee on Law and Standards," PRA 1958 vol. 22, pp. 6880. 34. "Report of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards," PRA 1960 vol. 24, pp. 286-91; PRA 1961 vol. 25, pp. 188-94; PRA 1962 vol. 26, pp. 233-38. 35. "Report of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards," PRA 1963 vol. 27, pp. 221-29. 36. PRA 1964 vol. 28, pp. 240-41. 37. PRA 1960 vol. 24, p.
333-35; PRA 1938 vol. 5, p. 406. 19. Louis Epstein, Li-Shealat Ha-Agunah (New York, 1940); David Aronson, "Dr. Louis M. Epstein's The Agunah Question,' " PRA 1940 vol. 7, pp. 301-11; "Report of the Committee on Jewish Law," PRA 1941 vol. 8, p. 33. 20. "Report of the Committee on Jewish Law," PRA 1942 vol. 8, pp. 143-45. 21. "Report of the Committee on Jewish Law," PRA 1947 vol. 11, pp. 54-55. 22. PRA 1947 vol. 11, p. 66; PRA 1948 vol. 12, pp. 88-89; Michael Higger, "Authority to Interpret Jewish Laws," CJ 5, 4 (June 1949), pp.
Kreitman reorganized the CJLS. " Now minority opinions voiced by one member or subscribed to by two in a written responsum carried "official and equal standing with the majority" opinion. The CJLS issued new and more lenient opinions on the playing of bingo in the synagogue and the eating of fish meals in non-kosher restaurants. It allowed for the use of a swimming pool as a mikveh (ritual bath) and permitted hitherto forbidden marriages between a Kohen and a convert. It reopened the question of the observance of the second day of festivals, making their celebration optional.
Conservative Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook (Jewish Denominations in America) by Pamela S. Nadell