/ 19 Sivan, 5771
Chancellor Arnold Eisen
The basic requirements of Conservative Jewish learning—regardless of venue, level, or age-group—follow directly from the Movement’s distinctive vision, outlined in the previous postings:
Conservative Judaism speaks forcefully, honestly, and authentically to contemporary dilemmas, in the conviction that the Torah, properly interpreted for changed conditions, offers the wisdom needed to guide us through present-day complexities.
Our Movement maintains that the diversity of voices sounding forth from the sacred texts of our tradition, and the variety of ways Jews in the past have applied the Torah’s teachings to new circumstances, are essential to the Jewish future.
Conservative Judaism believes that proper interpretation and practice of the Torah emerges from the rich encounter between learned and observant Jewish communities and the larger societies and cultures in which Jews participate.
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