Conservative Judaism

Religious movement and Jewish branch espoused by Zacharias Frankel (1801-1875) that endeavors to preserve particular elements and customs of traditional Judaism while allowing for limited modernization such as the support of the secular Zionist movement.

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Conservative Judaism
Conservative Jewish
conservatief judaïsme Dutch
Judaísmo conservador Spanish

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Religious movement and Jewish branch espoused by Zacharias Frankel (1801-1875) that endeavors to preserve particular elements and customs of traditional Judaism while allowing for limited modernization such as the support of the secular Zionist movement. This branch of Judaism is governed by the idea that Judaism defines Jewish culture and national identity, and therefore, religious customs and traditions such as dietary laws, the study of Hebrew, and the observation of Sabbath, must be upheld.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300165261. The J. Paul Getty Trust.