Religion: Jews

U. S. Jewry classifies itself into Orthodox, Conservative and Reformed branches.

Orthodox Jewry holds tightly to tradition, regulates its religious life largely by the Talmud. Its adherents are mainly immigrants from the Polish Pale and European ghettos, folks who segregate themselves with the living memory of pogroms and national oustings.*

The Reformed, propelled in the 18th Century by the German Jew, Moses Mendelssohn, to bring his coreligionists out of their spiritual seclusion into the current cultural life, stresses the national culture of the country of which the...

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