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  11/12/2013, Kislev 9, 5774

Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?


The Knesset hosted its second annual forum on ties between Israel and the United States Jewish community, with a focus on the status of the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel. Orthodox Judaism views the Torah as divine, and the mitzvoth (commandments) as obligatory. The Reform movement views the mitzvoth as non-obligatory, while the Conservative movement has moved away from the traditional observance of certain mitzvoth; for example, by allowing driving on the Sabbath and same-sex marriage.