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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Published in 2013 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), this edited collection of fourteen new scholarly essays on the goals, projects, and contributions of WRJ is an informative and engaging work.
Weiss, New York: [Union for Reform Judaism] URJ/Women of Reform Judaism, 2008, 1350 pp.
JERUSALEM: A senior Israeli Orthodox rabbi accused adherents of less strict Reform Judaism of "sticking claws" into his followers, in an unusually harsh letter published Friday.
To take two examples, if we look at the origins of Protestant Christianity or early Reform Judaism, those who break away claim to be going to the "original," "correct" view of their respective religions.
Fruhauf's account of the synagogue organ's development and controversy reveals a compelling new dimension to the history of changing Jewish identities and practices during the development of Reform Judaism from the Haskalah to Kristallacht.
Three activists arrested during the protest were Jerry Fowler, president of Save Darfur Now; John Prendergast, a co-founder of the Enough Project; and Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
The brainchild of a British Jewish organization, the Movement for Reform Judaism, Faithbook was designed to bring people from different beliefs together on the web, leveraging such web 2.
Subjects presented here include microbiology's Ferdinand Cohn and concepts of the discreteness of nature, German-Jewish chemists and Raphael Meldola in the search for aniline dyes, Felix Hansdorff's career in cultural and mathematical modernism, Leon Michaelis and Emil Abderhalden and the workings habits of Jewish and non-Jewish chemists in Germany, Zionist men of science between nature and nurture, Einstein and reform Judaism as it relates to the Fries school, value-based genetic studies of ethnic communities in Israel, German and Israeli attitudes about reproductive genetics, pragmatic and dogmatic physics in 1938, and Jewish emigrants and German Scientists after World War II.
Rabbi Sherwin Wine, an ordained Reform Judaism rabbi, founded the Humanistic Judaism movement in 1963 at Birmingham Temple in a suburb of Detroit.
In any forthcoming revision it would be helpful to include significant American involvement with the dialogue: Isaac Mayer Wise, the founder of Reform Judaism in the U.
Rabbi Eric Yoffie, leader of the Union for Reform Judaism
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