Reform Judaism


noun

Judaism as observed by Reform Jews.

Origin of Reform Judaism

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for reform judaism

Reform Judaism


noun

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 worldCompare Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism
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Culture definitions for reform judaism

Reform Judaism


The most liberal branch of Judaism. In Reform Judaism, all of the Jewish law, or Torah, is subject to adaptation to fit modern circumstances. In the United States, Reform Jewish congregations have more members than those of the other two branches of Judaism. (Compare Conservative Judaism and Orthodox Judaism.)

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