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Proceeding from the aim of modernizing the faith and religious practice of all Jews, the Reform movement gradually developed into a religious trend within Judaism, referred to as Reform Judaism, liberal or progressive Judaism. The Reform movement had its origins in Germany, spread to other European countries, and finally achieved its greatest influence in the United States, where today it is followed by the majority of practicing …

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Meyer, Michael A., “Reform”, 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 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0726>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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