Definition of Reform Judaism

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Hebraism, Jewish Religion, Judaism
Member holonyms: Reform Jew

2. Noun. Beliefs and practices of Reform Jews.
Generic synonyms: Judaism

Definition of Reform Judaism

1. Proper noun. A form of Judaism less strict than most others, with services often conducted with less Hebrew. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reform Judaism

Reeb component
Reeb components
Reebless
Reece
Reed
Reed-Frost theory of epidemics
Reed-Sternberg cell
Reed-Sternberg cells
Reed cells
Rees
Rees-Ecker fluid
Reese
Reeth
Refetoff syndrome
Reform Jew
Reform Judaism (current term)
Reformation
Reformed
Reformed Episcopal Church
Refreshment Sunday
Refsum's disease
Refsum's syndrome
Refugee Regatta
Refugee Regattas
Reg
Reg Grundys
Regalecidae
Regalecus glesne
Regan
Regaud

Literary usage of Reform Judaism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Reform Judaism. Reform Judaism in America finds its roots in the begin- ' ning of ... It may here be mentioned to the everlasting credit of Reform Judaism, ..."

2. The Reform Movement in Judaism by David Philipson (1907)
"Against this doctrine reform Judaism protests. ... As in the theology of reform Judaism the thought of the priesthood of the whole people of Israel has been ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Dr. Isaac M. Wise, rightly called the father of American Reform Judaism, ... Another source of active strength to Reform Judaism has been the Central ..."

4. History of the Jews in America: From the Period of the Discovery of the New by Peter Wiernik (1912)
"... adjust Judaism to American surroundings— Dr. Max Lilienthal—Isaac M. Wise, the energetic organizer of Reform Judaism—Dr. David Einhorn—Dr. Samuel Adler ..."

5. History of the Jews in America: From the Period of the Discovery of the New by Peter Wiernik (1912)
"... Max Lilienthal—Isaac M. Wise, the energetic organizer of Reform Judaism—Dr. David Einhorn—Dr. Samuel Adler —Bernhard Felsenthal—Samuel Hirsch. ..."

6. History of the Jews in America: From the Period of the Discovery of the New by Peter Wiernik (1912)
"... adjust Judaism to American surroundings—Dr. Max Lilienthal—Isaac M. Wise, the energetic organizer of Reform Judaism—Dr. David Einhorn—Dr. Samuel Adler ..."

7. The World's Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the by John Henry Barrows (1893)
"Reform Judaism has been the specially favored subject of misunderstanding. Far from breaking up Judaism, reform has strengthened it in many ways and ..."

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