Reconstructionists Pick First Woman, Lesbian As Denominational Leader
10/10/13
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NEW YORK  — The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College selected Deborah Waxman, a rabbi and historian of American Judaism, as its new president.

Waxman, the vice president for governance at the Pennsylvania seminary, will oversee the seminary and the movement’s congregational union, an umbrella for approximately 100 congregations. She is believed to be the first woman and first lesbian to lead a congregational union or seminary affiliated with one of the Jewish denominations.

Waxman starts in her new post on Jan. 1.

Her partner, Christine Ager, is a convert to Judaism.

Waxman will replace Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, who has served as president since 2002.

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10/30/2013 - 15:58

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The reconstructionists and similar groups have something in common with various “denial groups”. What they have in common with holocaust deniers and Torah deniers is the denial of truth.

True to their name the "reconstructionists", have "re-invented" the Torah, something that is forbidden by the Torah. No awards for brilliance. That goes for reform/conservative etc etc also.

There are no denominations in Judaism. There is only one Torah. There is only one teaching, There is only ONE Judaism.

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