Reform Judaism

noun

Definition of Reform Judaism

: Judaism marked by a liberal approach in nonobservance of much legal tradition regarded as irrelevant to the present and in shortening and simplification of traditional ritual — compare conservative judaism, orthodox judaism

First Known Use of Reform Judaism

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Reform Judaism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Reform%20Judaism. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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