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What is one of the main sects of Judaism?
Orthodox is the most traditional. Reform is the largest. But there is no one denomination that can be called "the main sect". All of the denominations of Judaism are tied together (despite the opinions of some traditional Jews). For example, Reform Jews who keep kosher depend on Orthodox butchers. Orthodox communities within large Reform communities must interact with Reform Jews in community based situations such as local Jewish newspapers and some events.
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Orthodox is the most traditional. Reform is the largest. But thereis no one denomination that can be called "the main sect". All ofthe denominations of Judaism are tied togeth…er (despite theopinions of some). For example, Reform Jews who keep kosher dependon Orthodox butchers. Orthodox communities within large Reformcommunities must interact with Reform Jews in community basedsituations such as local Jewish newspapers and some events.
No, they are Christians who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour who has already been on earth, which is quite different from Jewish beliefs. From a histo…ric perspective, all Christians churches (including Amish) had their earliest origin in Judaism, from which there developed Catholicism, which in turn later gave rise to Protestantism and the other Christian denominations. The Amish separated itself from the Mennonite (which separated itself from the Vatican regarding infant baptism). Mennonite was born following Martin Luther's reformation movement. Luther was a German Catholic priest who posted the 95 theses of Convention at his church's door in Germany in 1517, "protesting" against the Vatican. Answer 2: The Amish are descendants of a group of 17th-century Anabaptists. Their name derives from their leader, Jacob Amman, who lived in Switzerland. From their study of the Bible back then, these God-fearing people recognized that infant baptism and military service were wrong. Because of their stand, the government persecuted them. A few even paid for their religious conviction with their lives. Persecution continued to increase, and a number of them were forced to flee to other parts of Switzerland and to France. By the middle of the 19th century, thousands had fled to the United States. With them, they brought their culture and the Swiss German dialect.
Answer: . Denominations of Judaism: Jewish movements, often referred to as denominations, branches or sects of Judaism, differ from each other in some beliefs and thus in t…he way they observe Judaism. Differences between Jewish movements, in contrast to differences between Christian denominations, derive from interpreting Jewish scriptures in more progressive/liberal or more traditional/conservative ways rather then from theological differences. 1. Orthodox Judaism: Orthodox Jews believe that God gave Moses the whole Torah (Written and Oral) at Mount Sinai. Orthodox Jews believe that the Torah contains 613 mitzvot (commandments) that are binding upon Jews. Modern Orthodox Jews strictly observe halakhah (Jewish Law), but still integrate into modern society. Ultra-Orthodox Jews, which includes Chasidic Jews, strictly observe Jewish laws and do not integrate into modern society by dressing distinctively and living separately. 2. Conservative Judaism: Conservative Judaism maintains that the ideas in the Torah come from God, but were transmitted by humans and contain a human compontent. Conservative Judaism generally accepts the binding nature of halakhah (Jewish Law), but believes that the Law should adapt, absorbing aspects of the predominant culture while remaining true to Judaism's values. 3. Reform Judaism: Reform Judaism believes that the Torah was written by different human sources, rather than by God, and then later combined. While Reform Judaism does not accept the binding nature of halakhah (Jewish Law), the movement does retain much of the values and ethics of Judaism as well as some of the practices and culture. 4. Reconstructionist Judaism: Reconstructionists believe that Judaism is an "evolving religious civilization." In one way it is more liberal than Reform Judaism - the movement does not believe in a personified deity that is active in history and does not believe that God chose the Jewish people. In another way Reconstructionist Judaism is less liberal than Reform Judaism - Reconstructionists may observe Jewish Law, not because it is a binding Law from God, but because it is a valuable cultural remnant. 5. Humanistic Judaism: Humanistic Judaism, founded in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine, offers a nontheistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. Humanistic Jews believe in creating a meaningful Jewish lifestyle free from supernatural authority, in achieving dignity and self-esteem, and in reviving the secular roots of Judaism. Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with adherence to humanistic values.. There are many denominations within Judaism, and the major denominations vary by country: . In North America there are 4: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist. . In the UK there are 4: Orthodox, Masorti, Reform, and Liberal/Progressive. . In Ireland there are 2: Orthodox and Progressive. . In Israel there is 1: Orthodox (although other denominiations are now starting to gain acceptance1). Chassidic Orthodox Conservative Reform Reconstructionist
As with any religion, Judaism is split between the left, right and everywhere in between. The reform and conservative Jews sit on the left, don't necessarily take all the la…ws etc literally and favor a more modern approach. In the middle sit the 'regular' Jews, the modern orthodox through to orthodox. They typically keep all the laws, attend the synagogue, learn the Torah etc though at the same time, live in the modern world and fit their religion into the world. On the right you have the ultra-orthodox, the Chassidish sects who seek to preserve their heritage more. They may typically wear the traditional garb of the Eastern European Jews; long coats, black hats etc. They seek to keep the tradition as it was for hundreds of years. Many of these people learn in kollel, a house of study for married men. They belive that we were put on this earth to study the ways of Hashem, and his laws. They are usually very refined, down to earth people, in keeping with the commandments of Hashem. Don't have any resentment on Jews who study all day. All lawyers out there, who have never seen a page of Gemara (Part of the Jewish law), they are missing something amazing. The gedolim (great leaders of our generation in Torah) know about world events, you can have talks with them about current events. If you are the intelectual type, they will be more than happy to talk to you about religion, G-d, or whatever you wish to talk about. Philisophical? Try reading the Kuzeri by Rebbi Yehudah HaChasid. Great Torah scholars have written books on hot topics, such as human cloning. Note: In this article, when reffering to Ultra-Orthodox, we don't meen the ones who throw rocks at cars on Shabbath in Israel. They are misguided. They are going against the laws in the Torah. They are an embarresment to the Jewish nation.
Orthodox, conservative, reform, and re-constructionist.
In fact there are a number of movements within Judaism. The three main ones are: Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform. Within Orthodox Judaism there are several 'sect…s', and while of course all Jews share the same core beliefs, the groups may disagree passionately on other issues. Judaism as a religion has always encouraged debate and discussion. There is also Progressive Judaism and Reconstructionist Judaism, but these are not as large or influential as the three major movements outlined at the start of this answer. And the groups/movements are 'fluid' in that any Jew can walk into any Synagogue, in any country, and immediately feel at home, even if they are not part of that particular movement. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Judaism is divided into Sephardim & Ashkenaz. Ashkenaz are divided into Orthodox, Conservative, & Reform. A forth sect is called Reconstructionist.
The different sects of Judaism differ in many different ways, mainly though they differ in the way halacha ( code of law ) is interpreted.
Originally, Cristianity was started as a sect of Judaism. As time went on they split away, having nothing to do with the Jews. Nowadays, it can't be considered a sect of Judai…sm, but at one point it was. That was its pull. That's why so many Jews were sucked in.
Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform are the three major sects of Judaism. There are other smaller groups.
Orthodox, conservative and liberal. Othodox are extra conservative!
Judaism started with Abraham. And not a church. It shouldn't be called a sect, because it made a complete break with what had previously existed (a complete break with the… surrounding idolatry).
Based on the stories about Jesus in the Christian Bible, there are elements of both the Pharisee and Sadducee in his remarks and actions.
No, there are many sects. Mystic, traditional etc.
In Judaism, they are called movements, not sects. The popular movements in the United States are Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform. There are many different kinds of Orth…odox- Chasidim, Hardedim, Chabadniks, Yeshivish, Modern Orthodox, and even a blend of Orthodox and Conservative called Conservadox. However, the most popular sect (in terms of sheer numbers) of Judaism is Secular Judaism or Cultural Judaism even though the Orthodox are seen as being the representatives of "true" Jewish religion.
Adding somewhat to the response from Prioktan 918, while Orthodox Jews are most likely to accept a conversion supervised by Orthodox rabbis, the Conservative movement is m…ore concerned with the nature of the conversion. If the traditional requirements of study, immersion in a mikveh (ritual bath), circumcision for a man and appearance before a bet din (rabbinic court) are followed, the conversion is likely to be accepted, whether conducted by Conservative, Reconstructionist or Reform rabbi.