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Question 18.4.13:
Fallacy: Reform Jews don't care about Jewish ideals & principles

Answer:

As was noted in the Centenary Perspective (http://www.ccarnet.org/platforms/centenary.html) in 1976, "the claims made upon [Reform Jews] may begin with our ethical obligations but they extend to many other aspects of Jewish living, including: creating a Jewish home centered on family devotion; life-long study; private prayer and public worship; daily religious observance; keeping the Sabbath and the holy days; celebrating the major events of life; involvement with the synagogue and community; and other activities which promote the survival of the Jewish people and enhance its existence."

This is echoed in the 1999 Statement of Principles (http://www.ccarnet.org/platforms/principles.html), which says:


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