Religion Past and Present

Get access

Conservative Judaism
(474 words)

[German Version]

In spite of later attempts to gain a foothold in Israel and in other countries, the initial shaping of Conservative Judaism took place in the specific context of American Jewish society (North America: II), where it established itself as a religious movement. At the same time, however, conservative Judaism can also point to historical roots in European Judaism (III). As early as the 1840s, when German Judaism was engaged in intensive debates regarding the modernization of faith and of its practical forms of expression, Rabbi Z. Frankel had already formulated his o…

Cite this page
Brämer, Andreas, “Conservative Judaism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

▲   Back to top   ▲