Neusner: Conservative Judaism is Dead, Long Live Reform

This seems quite newsworthy, in a harbinger-y kind of way:

The sorry state of Conservative Judaism -- once the giant of American Judaisms -- proves this point. Conservative Judaism has increasingly lost the minority of its members who privilege above all else the Judaic component of its message. That group has chosen the Orthodox or even the Haredi option. Meanwhile, many more have left for the Reform movement or joined the ranks of the unaffiliated. The center has not held and will not hold.