Fundamentals of Conservative Judaism Beliefs

Fundamentals of Conservative Judaism Beliefs

Conservative Judaism was born although the Reform movement of the nineteenth century had many supporters, but some Jews felt Reform Judaism went too far. A more reasoned and less extreme break from Orthodox Judaism seemed desirable. In 1845, Rabbi Zecharias Frankel broke with the emerging European Reform movement in Germany when he insisted that the … Read more

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What Does Being Jewish Mean?

What Does Being Jewish Mean _

The word Judaism does not appear anywhere in the Bible or in early rabbinical literature. So, let’s ask ourselves: what does being Jewish mean? Hellenized Jews actually introduced this concept in the second century B.C.E. to describe their religious practice. Judaism is a tradition with a long history. In spite of many changes, trials, and … Read more

Fundamentals of Judaism: What Are The Basic Beliefs of Judaism?

Fundamentals of Judaism: What Are The Basic Beliefs of Judaism?

Exactly what are Judaism beliefs, or are expected to believe, is not clear. Nor is there one accepted definition of Judaism acknowledged as absolute dogma. However, Judaism does encompass certain tenets that all religious Jews adhere to. Maimonides, a twelfth-century influential Jewish thinker, outlined these tenets as the Thirteen Principles of Faith. Who Defines Judaism? … Read more