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- proper n. A form of Judaism less strict than most others, with services often conducted with less Hebrew.
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- n. beliefs and practices of Reform Jews
- n. 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
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In 1810, the Rothschilds began to push for a country for the Jews, so they created a new brand of Judaism called Reform Judaism which would establish a new Jewish country, which is now Israel.
After the Holocaust and the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, Reform Judaism also began to return to the idea of global Jewish solidarity and—however slowly—to officially add Zionist language to its denominational platform.
First codified in 1885, the tenets of Reform Judaism emphasized individualism and rational interpretation of the Torah, made observance of customs and laws a matter of personal choice, and rejected rituals in favor of more “Protestantized” worship.
Night after night, his rants grew more frenetic -- insulting all of Reform Judaism one night, outlining a conspiracy to create a Muslim "caliphate" the next, or calling trains yet another government plot to control your life.
And if that's not bad enough, Beck had to apologize for comparing Reform Judaism to radical Islam.
"We only have to think about Biafra, Bosnia, Darfur and there are other examples," said Romain, a leading spokesman for Reform Judaism in the United Kingdom.
Though most closely associated with Reform Judaism, scores of Conservative synagogues have also made her songs a regular part of prayer services.
The Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Funds for Justice have expressed their outrage at his ongoing battle with Jews and, in particular, equating Reform Judaism to radical extremism.
Glenn Beck apologized for comparing Reform Judaism to "radicalized Islam," saying on his Thursday radio show that he had made "one of the worst analogies of all time."
RNS A New York rabbi with a reputation for innovation has been tapped to lead the Union for Reform Judaism, the umbrella group for the country's Reform synagogues, starting in 2012.
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