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The New Reform Judaism: Challenges and Reflections

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This is the book that American Jews and particularly American Reform Jews have been waiting for: a clear and informed call for further reform in the Reform movement.
In light of profound demographic, social, and technological developments, it has become increasingly clear that the Reform movement will need to make major changes to meet the needs of a quickly evolving Ameri
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Unknown Binding, 385 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Not Avail (first published November 1st 2013)
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Michael Berman
Jul 17, 2014 Michael Berman rated it liked it
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I have mixed feelings about this book. On the positive side, it provided a very good summary of the history of Reform Judaism in the US, and clearly laid out the challenges inherent in a religion that by its very terms encourages openness and heterodoxy.

There were significant negatives, however. First of all, the book was often quite repetitive. Yes, I know that Reform Judaism is not bound by halachic law. Yes, I know (after having read it what seems like 12 times in the book) that the Gates of
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