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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Sulzberger, a Reform Jew, was an outspoken anti-Zionist at a time when the Reform movement was still debating the issue.
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.
Luckily, I'm a Reform Jew who doesn't believe that the Torah comes to us out of the mouth of God, but rather that Torah is ours to interpret and understand.
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.
Feingold's a Reform Jew and Lieberman's Orthodox, rendering the Reconstructionists a key swing constituency.
In my own case, I used to be a nonpracticing Jew; now I am a sort-of-practicing Reform Jew.
53-54) as a Reform Jew, manifested most clearly in Die Historie von Konig David.
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.
It's an arbitrary man-made work-a-round,'' said Susan Flores, a Reform Jew who, like most, does not keep Sabbath.