UJ Accepts Gay Rabbinical Students

As expected, the University of Judaism made the first practical move toward integrating the Conservative movement’s new responsum on homosexuality:

Two gay applicants — one man, one woman — have been accepted for the fall by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. The move reflects the school’s longstanding position that it would immediately begin considering gay candidates once the movement’s top lawmaking body — the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards — sanctioned gay and lesbian clergy. (MORE)

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