The Reform responsa provide answers to questions about Reform Judaism and Jewish living. Unlike resolutions, which are adopted by vote at a CCAR convention, responsa provide guidance, not governance. As a body of literature, the responsa published by the Reform Movement reveals a broad consensus as to mainstream Reform Jewish thinking on important issues facing contemporary Judaism. Individual rabbis and communities retain responsibility, however, to make their own determinations as to the stance they will take on individual issues.
The complete CCAR Responsa Collection is now available on our specialized eBook site with increased searchability, functionality, and ease of use.
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Alternatively, an index for the existing responsa site is available for browsing.
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