Definitions

  • n. A committee of Conservative Rabbis that meets semi-yearly to review t'shuvot (halachic proposals).

Example Sentences

  • The CJLS just produced a new t'shuvah that says that a Cohen can marry a divorcĂ©e.

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

Regions

  • North America

Dictionaries

  • None

Alternative Spellings

Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards

Notes

  • It is considered highly prestigious for a Conservative Rabbi to have a seat on the Committee, as they are seen as steering the Conservative Movement's observance.

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