Definitions for "Reform Judaism"
Keywords:  judaism, arose, jews, liberal, ritual
The stream of Jewish life and thought that aims at reinterpreting (or "reforming") Judaism in the light of Western thought, values and culture, where such a reinterpretation does not come into conflict with Judaism's basic principles. Reform Judaim arose in early nineteenth-century Germany, spread to Western Europe and England, and then to America.
Movement that arose in the nineteenth century in both Europe and the United States to modernize Judaism through changes in rituals and practice.
Movement begun in 19th century Germany. (See also Judaism)