What's Missing from Jewish Conservatism? https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/history-ideas/2015/04/whats-missing-from-jewish-conservatism/

The key to Jewish continuity lies in observance of Jewish law, a fact Jewish conservatives would do well to remember.

April 23, 2015 | Meir Soloveichik
About the author: Meir Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York and director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.
This is a response to The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism, originally published in Mosaic in April 2015

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Eric Cohen’s eloquent and inspiring essay in Mosaic outlines a series of ideas that are both truly Jewish and truly conservative. I agree with them: the sanctity of the traditional family structure; a Jewish nationalism that joins morality, Jewish identity, and self-preservation; and a measured embrace of free markets. For Cohen, these ideas form part of a call to arms, a call that is directed not only to like-minded conservatives but that might ultimately fire and perhaps rescue Jews on the brink of assimilation, weakness, and self-destruction.

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