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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Reform Judaism (10/12)
Section - Question 18.3.12: Reform's Position On...The role of women

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                                  Answer:
   
   The position of Reform on this issue is best characterized in Rabbi
   Alexander Schindler's letter in the UAHC 1993-1994 Yearbook, in which
   he says:
   
     Our long-standing commitment to openness and diversity is based on
     our tradition. When Moses gathered the elders to help him govern,
     two who were not included nonetheless received G-d's inspiration
     and "spoke in ecstasy." Although Joshua asked Moses to jail them,
     Moses replied: "Would that all G-d's people were prophets."
     
     As Reform Jews, we say:
     
     * All G-d's people--including women.
     * All G-d's people--including families in all their new
       constellations
     * All G-d's people--including lesbian and gay Jews
     * All G-d's people--including the intermarried and the unaffiliated
     * All G-d's people--including the hearing impaired and the
       wheelchair bound, and the disabled in body and spirit.

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