Open Reform

By Andy Bachman

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2007

The author argues that denominational terms risk creating higher barriers in American Judaism. As Reform Judaism develops, we will experience a more open Judaism, enriched by pluralism's shared goals of openness to inquiry, experience and expression. He concludes that the Reform movement sets the organizing rules of engagement, but the system engaged is the broad, ongoing miracle of Jewish civilization.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Engagement, Pluralism, Unity, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.38/no.645

Page Number(s): 15

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Bachman, Andy. Open Reform. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2007: 15. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6915


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