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Conservative Judaism
A modern development in Judaism, reacting to early Jewish Reform movements in an attempt to retain clearer links to classical Jewish law while at the same time adapting it to modern situations. Its scholarly center in the U.S. is the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and the
University of Judaism in Los Angeles.
Jewish women's Zionist organization headquartered in the United States.
Orthodox Judaism
Modern ________ Judaism has its roots in the late 19th century, and maintains a traditional interpretation of a commanding God. The scholarly center of Modern _______ Judaism is
Yeshiva University in New York.
Reconstructionist Judaism
Founded by Mordecai M. Kaplan (1881-1982), this represents a recent development in American Judaism, and attempts to focus on Judaism as a civilization and culture constantly adapting to
insure survival in a natural social process. The central academic institution is the
___________________ Rabbinical College in Philadelphia.
Reform Judaism
Modern movement originating in 18th century Europe that attempts to see Judaism as a rational religion adaptable to modern needs and sensitivities. The ancient traditions and laws are historical relics that need have no binding power over modern Jews. The central academic institution of
American ______ Judaism is the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Cincinnati and New York.