“Driving on Shabbat, eating out, gay marriage and more: For more than half a century, the Conservative movement has been…just a movement that can’t say no”

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The Conservative Movement Will Inevitably Cave On Intermarriage
by Daniel Gordis
June 21, 2017

…No less saddening, though, was the fact that glaringly missing from Schonfeld’s column is any mention of the next dramatic change that obviously lies just around the bend. Once the Conservative movement sanctions intermarriage, as it almost certainly will, patrilineal descent will invariably follow. Does anyone really believe that the movement can say, “Yes, one of our rabbis married you, but no, we don’t consider your children Jewish”? It was that entirely untenable position that led Reform Judaism to adopt patrilineality. READ MORE

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