Masorti groups to avoid hotels denying Torahs

24.05.2012                      03.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 47 des Omer

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Masorti groups to avoid hotels denying Torahs

Conservative Movement says groups encounter difficulty trying to use Torah scrolls for mixed-gender, egalitarian services.

The Rabbinical Assembly, an international association of Conservative rabbis, announced last week at its annual conference in Atlanta that it would be advising all Conservative and Masorti Jewish groups to patronize only those hotels that make their Torah scrolls available for them to use. Masorti is the name given to the Conservative movement outside of North America.
The association said that Conservative groups frequently encounter difficulties when trying to use the Torah scrolls of hotels they are staying in for mixed-gender, egalitarian services, which members of this stream conduct….