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  Liberal Judaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The distinction in the UK between the terms "Reform" and "Liberal" arose because in the early 1900s in the UK, 'Reform Judaism' meant the West London Synagogue, which was not connected with German or American Reform, and in modern terms strongly conservative.
But Liberal Judaism is still in some ways distinctly more 'liberal' than Reform, for example more readily recognising as Jewish without conversion the child of Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother [1]; or in Liberal Judaism's readiness to celebrate homosexual partnerships in synagogue with more of the traditional symbolism associated with Jewish weddings [2].
The official umbrella organisation of Liberal Judaism in the UK was founded as the Jewish Religious Union in 1902, was renamed the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues in 1944, and officially renamed itself Liberal Judaism in 2003.
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 Judaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Despite this, Judaism in all its variations has remained tightly bound to a number of religious principles, the most important of which is the belief in a single, omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, transcendent God, who created the universe and continues to be involved in its governance.
The practice of Judaism is devoted to the study and observance of these laws and commandments, as they are interpreted according to the Tanakh, Halakha, responsa and rabbinic literature.
Judaism maintains that this is how the individual will merit rewards in the afterlife, called gan eden (Hebrew: "Garden of Eden") or olam haba ("World to Come"), though Judaism does not have a single concept of the afterlife, nor is the afterlife the focus of Jewish practice.
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 Encyclopedia: Liberal Judaism
Orthodox Judaism is the stream of Judaism which adheres to a relatively strict interpretation and application of the laws and ethics first canonized in the Talmud (The Oral Law) and later codified in the Shulkhan Arukh (Code of Jewish Law).
Karaite Judaism is a Jewish denomination characterized by reliance on the Tanakh as the sole scripture, and rejection of the Oral Law (the Mishnah and the Talmud) as halakha (Legally Binding, i.
Liberal Judaism is pleased to announce that committed same-sex partnerships between two Jews can now be recognised by appropriate Jewish ritual and those Rabbis in membership of the Rabbinic Conference who wish to officiate at such ceremonies have its support to do so.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Liberal-Judaism   (3081 words)

 Liberal Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Liberal Judaism maintains sincerity above conformity; it is unafraid to engage in discussion with others; it looks for sane, humane answers to find meaning in life.
Liberal Judaism has an inclusive attitude to Jewish identity, embracing all who have a good claim to be regarded as Jewish and welcoming sincere converts.
Liberal Judaism is committed to developing and sustaining Judaism for modernity and the future.
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Legal righteousness was the watchword of Judaism, and its attainment by separation from Gentiles and sinners, by purifications, fasts, almsgiving, etc., in a word by the fulfilment of traditional enactments which applied the Law to each and every walk of life and to all imaginable circumstances, was the one concern of pious Jews wherever found.
JUDAISM SINCE A.D. While Christianity thus asserted itself as the new Kingdom of God, the Jewish theocracy, guided by leaders unable "to know the signs of the times", was hastening to its total destruction.
Judaism became a science, a philosophy, and ceased to be a political institution" (Schindler, "Dissolving Views in the History of Judaism").
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 WCLS - Liberal Judaism
This is a Liberal congregation, a member of the Liberal Judaism movement (the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues).
Liberal Judaism is the growing edge of Judaism, and in 2002 celebrated the centenary of its establishment in the UK.
Liberal Judaism is always willing to re-examine and re-evaluate beliefs, practices and values; there is scope to modify, innovate and experiment while still cherishing and honouring the richness of our heritage.
www.wcls.org.uk /liberal_judaism.php   (443 words)

 Liberal Judaism - Welcome to out Home Page
Liberal Judaism is proud to be part of the Make Poverty History Coalition - a wide cross section of over 200 charities, campaigns, trade unions, faith groups and celebrities who are united by a common belief that 2005 offers a
Liberal Judaism is the first religious organisation in the UK to produce a liturgy for gay marriage services, specifically to tie in with the Civil Partnership Act coming into force
Rabbi Pete Tobias, of The Liberal Synagogue Elstree, is to be on Pause for Thought on Terry Wogan for 10 weeks more...
www.liberaljudaism.org   (323 words)

 Mail.Liberal-Judaism: Editorial Policy
It is a given on this list that the spectrum of Judaism from Humanistic Judaism to Charedi (so-called "ultra" Orthodox) are all valid expressions of Judaism.
The list/publication must relate to Judaism and be of interest to the readership.
Remember, it is acceptable to criticize the position taken by a given movement, as long as you word your submission in such as way as to not question the validity of that movement as a part of Judaism.
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 Short History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An article in the Jewish Encyclopedia on “Liberal Judaism” tells us that Judaism is not based upon a creed like Christianity, “but is one inseparable connection with the Jewish nation as the depository and guardian of the truth held by it for mankind.”
Furthermore, “Judaism’s scope lies not in the world beyond…its sole aim and purpose is to render the world that now is a divine kingdom of truth and righteousness.” The Messianic Age to which Judaism looks forward is regarded as “the one when the heathen (non-Jewish) world will join Judah.”
“Judaism,” it is laid down, “points forward to a state of human perfection and bliss to be brought about by the complete enfoldment of the divine in man—and herein lies its great distinction also from Christianity.” Its ultimate end is proclaimed to be “to unite all mankind into one bond.”
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 Amazon.com: Liberal Judaism at Home: The Practice of Modern Reform Judaism: Books: Morrison Bial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Liberal Judaism at Home: The Practice of Modern Reform Judaism (Paperback)
It delves into the ethical considerations of major life occurences, and often contrasts Reform practice with Orthodox, explaining the difference between the two.
I highly recommend it to anyone converting to Reform Judaism, or anyone searching for the 'how' and 'why' of the faith.
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 Amazon.com: Liberal Judaism: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Liberal Judaism at Home: The Practice of Modern Reform Judaism by Morrison Bial
The Torah: A Modern Commentary, Revised Edition by W.
This book probes the varieties of Jewish thought and ritual practice from the perspective of liberal Judaism.
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 Mail.Liberal-Judaism Home Page
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