Conservative Judaism

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Conservative Judaism

n.
The branch of Judaism that allows for modifications in Jewish law when authorized by the Conservative rabbinate.

Conservative Judaism

n
(Judaism) a movement reacting against the radicalism of Reform Judaism, rejecting extreme change and advocating moderate relaxations of traditional Jewish law, by an extension of the process by which its adherents claim traditional Orthodox Judaism evolved. Compare Orthodox Judaism, Reform Judaism

Conserv′ative Ju′daism


n.
a branch of Judaism that adheres to most traditional beliefs and practices but permits some adaptation to the contemporary world. Compare Orthodox Judaism, Reform Judaism.
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Noun1.Conservative Judaism - Jews who keep some of the requirements of the Mosaic law but allow for adaptation of other requirements (as some of the dietary laws) to fit modern circumstances
Hebraism, Jewish religion, Judaism - Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Conservative Jew - Jew who keeps some requirements of Mosaic law but adapts others to suit modern circumstances
2.Conservative Judaism - beliefs and practices of Conservative Jews
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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