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Selected Sources for Additional Reading on Judaism Part IV: Reform Judaism [Last Change: $Date: 1995/10/19 15:21:18 $ $Revision: 1.2 $] [Last Post: Thu Feb 12 11:07:05 US/Pacific 2004] "In keeping with the mitzvah of Talmud Torah... a Jewish home should have a library, and time should be set aside for the study of Torah" [GoM75] This message is intended to provide readers of soc.culture.jewish with a list of references to allow them to learn more about the current practices, past practices, beliefs, and history of the Reform Movement with Judaism. In general, throughout the reading lists, North American (US/Canada) terms are used to refer to the movements of Judaism. Outside of North American, Reform is Progressive or Liberal Judaism; Conservative is Masorti or Neolog, and Orthodoxy is often just "Judaism". Even with this, there are differences in practice, position, and ritual between US/Canada Reform and other progressive/liberal movements (such as UK Progressive/ Liberal), and between US/Canada Conservative and the conservative/Masorti movement elsewhere. Where appropriate, these differences will be highlighted. One of the four major movements within Judaism, the Reform or Liberal Movement (the term "Reform" seems to be more prevalent in the U.S.A., "Liberal" or "Progressive" elsewhere) began in the 1800's in Germany during the enlightenment. Adherents to Reform typically do not follow all of the ritual practices of their traditional bretheren; practices that are followed are chosen based on how they increase the sanctity of the follower's life. Additional information on the Reform/Progressive movements in Judaism may be found in the Reform Judaism FAQ, which is Section 18 of the Soc.Culture.Jewish FAQ. The soc.culture.jewish Reading Lists have associations with Amazon.com and Artscroll. The presence of an Amazon ( [Buy At Amazon: URL...] ) or Artscroll ( [Buy at Artscroll: URL...] ) tag on a list item means the item is available from the indicated vendor. There is always the possibility that the items status has changed since the tag was added; in particular, items may have moved to special order, backorder, or on-order status. If you have corrections to the tag, or want to provide a synopsis of the book, please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reproduction of this posting for commercial use is subject to restriction.