Tradition and Change: A History of Reform Judaism in Britain, 1840-1995

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Vallentine Mitchell, 1995 - History - 393 pages
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Tradition and Change traces the remarkable story of the birth and development of Reform Judaism in Britain. The twenty-four families who broke away from the Orthodox establishment in 1840 to found their own independent congregation became the forerunners of the second largest synagogue movement in the country today. Its dynamic progress over the past 150 years is bound up with the swirling religious and political traumas affecting British Jewry, and includes key issues such as the fight for the removal of Jewish disabilities in the nineteenth century, Zionism, the Second World War, and feminism.

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Contents

Founding Fathers 18421870
31
Beyond the Capital 18561914
58
Into the Twentieth Century 18701929
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About the author (1995)

Anne J. Kershen is Barnet Shine Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary Westfield College, University of London.

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