Welcome to ExploringJudaism.org (the “Site”), a website hosted by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). With support from partners including the Rabbinical Assembly and many individual contributors, ExploringJudaism.org is creating a digital home for the Torah of Conservative/Masorti Judaism. This website is an ever-growing collection of resources, viewpoints, and journeys shared by people who care about the Conservative/Masorti Jewish hashkafa/worldview.
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ExploringJudaism makes every effort to confirm content is original and is not an infringement on copyright including a request for confirmation from authors before posting. To file a with us a notice regarding any alleged copyright infringement on ExploringJudaism, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to confirm these requirements):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
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- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then such provision shall be severable without affecting the enforceability of all remaining provisions. United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism reserves the right to alter or delete materials from the Site at any time at its discretion.