Reform Jew

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Noun1.Reform Jew - liberal Jew who tries to adapt all aspects of Judaism to modern circumstances
Reform Judaism - the most liberal Jews; Jews who do not follow the Talmud strictly but try to adapt all of the historical forms of Judaism to the modern world
Jew, Hebrew, Israelite - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
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Sarah Silverman's sister is a Reform Jew, a branch of Judaism that does not have such rules and is not recognized by the Orthodox rabbinate in Israel.
Max Nordau complained bitterly that for the Reform Jew, "the word Zion had just as little meaning as the word dispersionC*He denies that there is a Jewish people and that he is a member of it.
As a reform Jew who was received into the church over 30 years ago I find the comparison of pro-choice politicians to Nazi Germany both offensive and intellectually disingenuous.
I'm a Reform Jew, which means I'm from a progressive sect of Judaism; we ordained women rabbis in the 1970s and LGBT rabbis by the 1990s, when ceremonies recognizing same-sex relationships in our synagogues became not uncommon.
As a Reform Jew, 13-year-old Amanda Garfinkel of Westfield, New Jersey, attends her synagogue (place of worship) many Saturdays and takes Judaism classes.
A committed Reform Jew, he was an active member of West London Synagogue and gave advice to the Israeli judiciary on arbitration.
Some of this coalition building was begun two years ago when Gersten, a Reform Jew, started working with several Christian and pro-life groups, including Catholic Campaign for America, National Right to Life Committee, Priests for Life, and Catholic University, and more recently the Ave Maria School of Law.
Among these traditional Jews, one finds some haredi observance, but most observe in a manner similar to a Conservative or Reform Jew.
It's an arbitrary man-made work-a-round,'' said Susan Flores, a Reform Jew who, like most, does not keep Sabbath.
The unprecedented openness of American society to Jews, leading inevitably to rising rates of Jewish-Christian marriage, and the collapse of traditional values among much of the college-educated population have undermined taken-for-granted standards that even the most theologically radical Reform Jew before the 1960s would not have questioned.
Gersten, a Reform Jew, president of the Institute for Religious Values and organizer of last November's Jewish-Christian dialogue at Catholic University, "Affirming the Sanctity of Life," provided specific goals and actions that can De pursued immediately.