Religion: Reform Jewry's Leader

Reform Jews got a new executive director last week for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. This job, equivalent to the top-paid post in U.S. Protestantism's Federal Council of Churches, went to slim, youthful-looking Rabbi Nelson Glueck, 41, of Cincinnati.

Only some 500,000 of U.S. Jewry's 4,770,000 belong to Reform Judaism—but most well-known American Jews are among them. They look on Judaism as a religious rather than as a racial concept. Few of them call their house of prayer a synagogue or go to worship there on Saturday. Instead, they call the synagogue a "temple," worship on Sunday like Christians, ignore...

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