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Jewish "movements"

Reader comment on item: The Orthodox Future of Judaism

Submitted by Ari (China), Jan 26, 2005 at 01:52

There have always been split-off groups in the Jewish world, none of which survive. Jewish "movements" always wind up "moving" into oblivion.

Also worth noting here is that the "movements" are more or less a North American phenomenon. Found somewhat also in other English speaking countries.

So-called "Orthodox" Jews don't normally use this term "Orthodox" except out of necessity. There are Jews and there are the laws. Some Jews observe the laws more than others. That's it. This is the traditional, most widespread, and in my opinion the proper way of viewing the Jewish world.

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