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    • don
    • 14.12.09 | 06:31 (IST)

    i grew up in a conservative shul in the american south, and i can tell you that while i thought i was learning a lot going to hebrew school and sunday school, mostly in the 60's, a total of 5 hours a week, i was actually learning a lot of nothing and being kept back from learning the chumash, mishnah, and shas that i should have been taught, and that i was perfectly capable of soaking up had i been exposed to these texts. yes, there is a tone of anger here. i hope that conservative judaism dies a natural death, and that those who are not interested in reform judaism stumbled into or get snagged into a orthodox shul of whatever stripe attracts and holds them.

    from the article: Who will save Conservative Judaism?
    First published 10:47 11.12.09 | Last updated 19:55 11.12.09
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