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Hebrew Union College
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Since its establishment in 1875, the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati is the world's largest rabbinical seminary for Reform Judaism (Reform) and an important center of Jewish learning. Its history reflects the social and theological developments of the reform movement in the United States as well as the cultural and intellectual change of American Judaism as a whole.

1. Beginnings

Until the 1870s, there was no training facility comparable…

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Ariel, Yaakov, “Hebrew Union College”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0306>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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