Reform Judaism in 1000 Words offers one short but deep article a week written by rabbis from across the country to explore and expand your engagement with Reform Jewish thought and practice in the 21st century.

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Each of us has an individual relationship with Judaism, with our own theology and passions. Similarly, every community will define many of its own boundaries. This diversity of approaches is integral to what makes Reform Judaism so special. Uniting us are shared values, common challenges, and a core ideology and approach. In this series, we address those commonalities, while recognising our diversity of voices. Each essay is written by one member of the Assembly of Reform Rabbis UK , addressing one area of being a Jew today.

The articles are introduced by the editors, Rabbis Josh Levy of Alyth Synagogue and Debbie Young-Somers, Reform Judaism’s Community Educator. We would not all have written the same article, and will not all choose the same journey through the materials. The hope is that they help you to express your own Judaism more clearly.

Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: Israel

Click here to download a pdf of Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: Israel Context What are our guiding principles about the State of Israel? Do we have shared understandings, opinions,…

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Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: Gender

Click here to download a pdf of Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: Gender Context One of the distinctive features of Reform Judaism is our unequivocal commitment to gender equality. Or…

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Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: God

Click here to download a pdf of Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: God Context In recent years, Reform Jews have grown increasingly confident in expressing a diverse set of personal…

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