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Reform Judaism

noun
1.
Judaism as observed by Reform Jews.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Reform Judaism

noun
1.
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
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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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