Tagged with Reform Judaism

Reform Judaism, by Rabbi Rebecca Schorr

This post was kindly written by my Blog Colleague Rabbi Rebecca Schorr of the blog Frume Sarah.  It gives a short, but comprehensive view of some core principles that define the Reform Movement.  This is by no means complete, but it addresses some questions we’ve had via a few posts on Out of the Ortho … Continue reading

5 Things You May Not Know About Reform Judaism

This is really just a few facts.  My blog-bud Frume Sarah will be writing a guest post shortly that is more detailed about some of the things Reform Judaism does and does not believe.  But, to start, did you know that: 1) the Reform Movement originated in Germany in the nineteenth century, and that it … Continue reading

shhhh . . . I’m religious . . .

What’s that now?  You say Reform Jews are not Orthodox?  That’s true . . . I didn’t say Orthodox.  I said “religious“. Religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values.[1] Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories … Continue reading

Out Loud and Proud

I’ve decided to obnoxiously co-opt the phrase “Out, Loud and Proud” to describe how I’m currently feeling about the Jewish denomination with which I’ve consciously chosen to affiliate. I’m proud of the strides our movement has made in the last decade to look back at our history and learn from it, and move forward.  I’m … Continue reading