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Judaism Reading List: Reform Judaism (Pt. IV)

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              Selected Sources for Additional Reading on Judaism
                           Part IV: Reform Judaism
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                    [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 [6]Reform Judaism FAQ, which is Section 18 of the
   Soc.Culture.Jewish FAQ.
   
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