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Reform Jew

noun
1.
a Jew who adheres to a system of religious worship adapted from Orthodox Judaism to meet the demands of contemporary life, frequently simplifying or rejecting traditional religious law and custom.
Origin of Reform Jew
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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  • For the Reform Jew, the word Zion had just as little meaning as the word dispersion.

    Zionism and Anti-Semitism Max Simon Nordau

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