Reform Judaism: An Outsider's Perspective

By Neil Gillman

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2007

The author describes his experience as a scholar-in-residence at study kallot of the Reform movement. He asks why this movement, demographically the largest in the American Jewish community, can only muster 75 students for an intensive study experience? He expresses the positive return of the movement to traditional forms and the hope that the strength of its elite may eventually be felt throughout. Finally, he asserts that its changes can be a source of gratification and serve as a model for the rest of us.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Tradition, Jewish Text, Students

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.38/no.645

Page Number(s): 25

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gillman, Neil. Reform Judaism: An Outsider's Perspective. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2007: 25. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6923


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