10 May 2004


Conservative Judaism: Our Ancestors to Our Descendants

By Elliott N Dorff

Extracts posted with permission of

United Synagogue of America Youth Commission

Posted by

David Steinberg


Home page http://www.houseofdavid.ca/


1. Acknowledgements and Table of Contents

2. The Ideological Stance of Early Conservative Judaism: Positive-Historical Judaism and Catholic Israel

3. Jewish Law (Halakha) Within the Conservative Movement - Historical Development of Jewish Law From Earliest Times

4. Tradition and change in Rabbinic Literature

5. Theology - The Question of Authority: Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative Theories of Revelation

6. How Conservative Judaism Makes Decisions in Jewish Law

7. Theology - The Beliefs of the Conservative Movement

8  Footnotes


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