Rites and Festivals. Holidays: Times for Communal Involvement. Rites. Circumcision of the male child at 8 days. The whole community celebrates. Male Circumcision. Bar Mitzvah (Bas Mitzvah girl) boy reaches 13 years of age demonstrates acceptance of Covenant. Bar Mitzvah.
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Holidays: Times for Communal Involvement
The First Year
Keeping Memory AliveBurial
Everything must change
The Reform movement was too radical.
The Torah and the Talmud must be followed.
Practices can vary from synagogue to synagogue.
Most of the worship service is in Hebrew.Conservative
The Torah has moral authority but ceremonial and dietary laws are no longer binding.
A need for a Jewish homeland was recognized.Reform Judaism
Most of the services are in English and males are not required to wear coverings.
Men and women can sit together
Women can be ordained as Rabbis.
Traditional ways of dressing are dropped.
The idea is to totally modernize Judaism to be able to survivecontemporary cultures.More Reform
God is seen as “the power which makes me follow even higher ideals.”
Judaism is seen as a changing cultural force.
The Genocide of a People
Creation of the State of Isreal