Becoming the Mainstream

By Tony Bayfield

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2007

The author discusses the British Reform movement. Because of the changes among British Jewry, Reform is now far better positioned to address the Jewish needs of the mainstream community than can those with a fundamentalist theology. He expresses the hope that the bulk of British Jews will come to see that authenticity lies not in re-creation of a supposed past but in rising to the challenges to faith and from fundamentalism that the 21st century poses to all religious traditions.

Topic: Theology, Reform Judaism, Engagement, Modernity, Religion, Extremism

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.38/no.645

Page Number(s): 24

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United Kingdom

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Bayfield, Tony. Becoming the Mainstream. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2007: 24. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6922


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