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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Reform Judaism (10/12)
Section - Question 18.5.3: Traditional Judaism Differences: Why does Reform generally celebrate Rosh Hashanah for one day?

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                                  Answer:
   
   In North America, some Reform congregations do observe two days; but
   the general trend is to only observe one. Two days was the custom in
   the diaspora, where it was difficult to determine with accuracy the
   first day. Given current time determination techniques, most
   congregations today observe only one day. A detailed explanation may
   be found in Gates of Understanding II, page 26.
   
   In Israel, the Progressive Movement observes two days, based on the
   fact that the holiday is referred to as yamim nora'im, the days of
   awe.

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