a relatively recent branch of Judaism that accepts the Torah as the word of G-d, but unlike the Orthodox Jewish community, feels that it is not faultless or eternal. The Torah was written down by humans living a long time ago and therefore is an interpretation of G-d's word through flawed vessels. They attempt to follow the spirit of the Torah while accepting that the letter of the law may change according to changes in society.
One of the major movements of Judaism, believing that Jewish law was inspired by God and one can choose which laws to follow.
Movement that aims to combine Jewish tradition with modernity.
Founded by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, this is a more progressive sect in Judaism, more liberal in its treatment of women and more liberal in its conversion requirements.
Jews (sometimes called Progressive or Liberal Jews) emphasize rationalism and ethical behavior, reject the absolute authority of halakah, and assert the private religious nature of Judaism.
A movement of Jewish practice that tends toward very liberal interpretation of halacha (laws).