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Jul 17, 2006

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Rachel

Rather than reading progressivism into the text, we need to read it out of the text.

::wild applause::

:-)

I like your point that it is perfectly possible to be conservative in respect for one's central text, while being progressive in one's interpretations of what that text might mean.

One of my favorite quotations on this subject comes from Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, formerly chancellor of the primary Conservative Jewish seminary. He wrote: "in Judaism precisely because the Torah is revered as divine, it becomes susceptible to unending interpretation. It would be a denigration of God's word to saddle it with just a single meaning."

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