Religion: Reform Unreformed?

For U. S. Reform Judaism, a 63-year-old modernizing and "Americanizing" movement to which some 1,000,000 U. S. Jews adhere, there exist two mouthpieces neither of which claims to be more authoritative than the other: the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Year and a half ago the Rabbis surprisingly reversed one "Americanizing" principle of Reform, by withdrawing old objections to Zionism (TIME, July 8, 1935).

Last week in New Orleans gathered the 35th Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, plus its affiliated lay organizations,...

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