Conservative Halakhah on Homosexuality Edit. 3 (1995): 292+. In Conservative Judaism, the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) of the Rabbinical Assembly makes the movement's decisions concerning Jewish law.The CJLS consistently refused to pass several proposed takkanot concerning the Levitical prohibitions on male-male anal sex, but also on all forms of homosexual intimacy in general. Academic OneFile . As a matter of both Jewish law and institutional policy, Conservative ("Masorti") Judaism has wrestled with homosexuality issues since the 1980s. Conservative Judaism Whereas Reform Judaism is broadly affirming, Conservative Judaism is “still in transition,” Eger says. Conservative Jewish writer Herschell Matt initially argued that homosexuals may be excused because Judaism does recognise 'constraint' as a valid excuse to disobey the law. (2) Zelizer, Gerald L. “Conservative rabbis, their movement, and American Judaism.” Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought 44, no.