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The resolution's author, David Belin, a Des Moines lawyer who serves on the organization's board, says rabbinic officiation at interfaith weddings could actually work in favor of Jewish continuity, since rabbis could encourage the interfaith couples they marry to keep a Jewish household and rear their children as Jews.
He asks whether officiation of either arabbi or a pastor or co-officiation is ever a positive statement.
Each Rabbi should decide about officiation according to his/her own rabbinic conscience," the resolution reads.
The resolution of the central conference, which passed resoundingly by voice vote at its convention here, has no practical religious consequences, since it avoids the question of rabbinic officiation at same-sex marriages.
There are only three standards that are binding; the prohibition of rabbinic officiation at intermarriage; matrilineal definition of Jewishness; and the requirement of a Get (religious divorce) prior to remarriage.