Welcome to the Jewish Pluralist!
The ability to adapt to a changing landscape is surely a key to the survival of the Jewish people for over 4,000 years. To know when it is necessary to shift gears the community must be open to new ideas, to give their spokespersons respect, and to argue the apparent pros and cons of all sides of an issue. That is our tradition and it has served us well over time.
While we are free in our synagogues to discuss the history of our people and the meaning of our traditions and teachings, as presented to us in the Torah and by its many commentators, we are constrained in both our synagogues and major Jewish organizations from open discussion of what is perhaps the most