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    • Jay
    • 13.12.09 | 08:11 (IST)

    Conservative Rabbis have already bemoaned the fact that their own children are becoming either orthodox or non-religious (very few stay conservative). Their general membership is evaporating. Reform temples are generally empty except for holidays and special occasions. Their numbers are an incredible joke. They have a very low birth rate and a vert high assimilation rate and will be extinct as a group in a generation or two at most. Both groups are closing many more temples than they are opening. Actually, the buildings are usually taken over by orthodox groups - often Chabad.

    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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