If you want to read more about all that the Conservative movement has written on this topic, visit the Committee for Jewish Law and Standards website. All of the documents on this topic, while long, are accessible to people of all backgrounds and abilities.
Looking forward to continuing the learning at our next Talmud class:
May 24, 2012: Sanctifying God's Name: An Exploration of Martyrdom on the Talmud.
Selah Tea Cafe, 6:30 pm.