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    • moshe
    • 12.12.09 | 20:06 (IST)

    I grew up as part of a conservative congregation... Conservative Judaism grew as a reaction to Reform and a practical alternative to Orthodoxy. since the early days, Conservative Judaism has lost track of this. By competing with Reform or trying to be more radical than liberal modern orthodox Conservative Judaism has lots its way. Modern Orthodox synagogues are more reminiscent of the old-school Conservative shuls in the past. If the conservative movement wants to get back on the horse, it needs to shun liberal leaning halacha and embrace halacha properly. by focusing on halacha and being more like modern orthodoxy the membership will increase. why belong to a conservative shul, when you can belong to a reform shul? most secular jews do not want to belong to an orthodox shul, for a variety of reasons- Chabad has basically filled the void left behind in Conservative judaism's demise. Back to basics!

    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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