Reform Judaism

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Reform Judaism

n.
The branch of Judaism introduced in the 1800s that seeks to reconcile historical Judaism with modern life and does not require strict observance of traditional religious law and ritual.

Reform Judaism

n
(Judaism) a movement in Judaism originating in the 19th century, which does not require strict observance of the law, but adapts the historical forms of Judaism to the contemporary world. Compare Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism

Reform′ Ju′daism


n.
a branch of Judaism that stresses ethical teachings and frequently simplifies or rejects traditional beliefs and practices to meet the conditions of contemporary life. Compare Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.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
Hebraism, Jewish religion, Judaism - Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
Reform Jew - liberal Jew who tries to adapt all aspects of Judaism to modern circumstances
2.Reform Judaism - beliefs and practices of Reform 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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Without: media 01 their own, the tit iv fraction of Israelis who are Conservative or Reform Jews are practically invisible, as are their greater and more influential fellow religionists among diasporic Jews.
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