Jews and conservatism: A growing relationship

The Tikvah Fund held its third annual Jewish Leadership Conference on Jews and Conservatism this past Sunday in New York City, and it was one of the best conferences I have attended in quite some time.  While the first conference two years ago was quite successful with approximately 400 in attendance, this year's sold-out symposium was moved to a large hotel ballroom space with over 1,000 joining.  For someone who lives in the blue bastions of hell, where Jews are being attacked on the streets of New York City almost daily and progressive values dominate policy and perspective, it was a treat to see the number of conservative Jews who flew in from all over North America to attend this compelling, informative, and important event. The purpose of the conference was to "explore the power of conservative ideas to strengthen the Jewish people and to revitalize American civic life."  Given the assimilation and apathy of the...(Read Full Post)
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