The Reform Judaism Reader: North American Documents

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UAHC Press, 2001 - Religion - 228 pages
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This classic reference book chronicles the history of Reform Judaism. Historical documents and writings by renowned authors that reflect the on-going evolution of Reform Judaism are included. This book will aid the reader in understanding the changing issues that have occurred since its establishment. This timely book traces the development of Reform Judaism in light of the ideas contained in the Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism adopted at the 1999 Pittsburgh Convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. The book covers such areas as theology, social action, the Sabbath, and education.
-- Ideal for high school and adult study
-- Classic reference for every Reform Jewish home and library
-- Each document preceded by an introduction by the authors
-- Online study guide available at

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Meyer is the Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.

W. Gunther Plaut was born in Germany, but in 1935 fled the Nazis for the United States, where he became a rabbi. He was President of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and from 1978 to 1985 served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Rabbi Plaut received nineteen honorary degrees and was a Companion of the Order of Canada. He published twenty-five books. Rabbi Plaut passed away in February 2012 at the age of 99.

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