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BElIEFS AND PRACTICES OF THE HASIDIC JEWS AND REFORM JEWS

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Transcript of BElIEFS AND PRACTICES OF THE HASIDIC JEWS AND REFORM JEWS

Explain the beliefs and practices of the Hasidic Jews. Compare these to the beliefs and the practices of the Reform Jews.
Hasidic Jews
Beliefs
Hasidic Jews
Practices
Similarities
Reform Jews
Beliefs
Reform Jews
Practices
-Reform Jews are committed to the principal of inclusion, not exclusion.

- They are committed to social justice.

--They seek to adapt their traditional beliefs to the modern world.

-They are required to study as much as possible and to make intelligent choices based on what they have learned.

-Many Reform Jews only attend synagogue on high holidays like Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.

-Reform Jews sees the Torah more of a guide and less of book of absolute laws that they have to practice, so they follow the principles not the specific commandments.
-Hasidic Jews believe having strict guidelines is important

-They believe that the torah (the torah consists of the first five books of the bible) is the direct word of god

-They believe rules in the torah should be practiced on a daily baisis

-Hasidic Jews believe all humans are created in the image of God

-They believe that when one immersed from a mikvah (spiritual pool of water) it adds holiness to the soul

-Community is very important to Hasidic Jews

-Hasidic Jews believe tradition is a very important aspect
-Hasidic Jews practice rituals on a daily baisis

-They practice the rules of the torah as much as possible on a daily baisis

-Hasidic Jews immerse in a mikvah (ritual pool of water) daily after morning prayers

-They follow a strict dress code

-They study the inner aspects if the Torah to a great extent

-Hasidic Jews worship God in the synagogue
-They both worship God

-They both believe that humans are created in the image of God

-They both worship in the synagogue

-The believe in the Torah

-They celebrate the same spiritual holidays

-They both believe that community is important
-The Reform Jews is the most liberal of the major movements within Judaism today

-They believe that all human beings are created in the image of God

-They believe that they are God's partners in improving the world, repairing the world, they strive to bring peace, freedom and justice to all people.
Differences
-Hasidic Jews are very strict
-Reform Jews have more personal freedom
-Hasidic Jews are very traditional
-Reform Jews adapt to modern ways
-Hasidic Jews don't give equal rights to women
-Reform Jews believe strongly that everyone should have equal rights
-Hasidic Jews spend more time then Reform Jews on the spiritual aspect of their lives

BElIEFS AND PRACTICES OF THE HASIDIC JEWS AND THE REFORM JEWS
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