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What are the three sects of Judaism? How do they differ? Just like Christians have the denominations of Catholic and Baptist, so do the Jews. Judaism, one of the oldest religions in the world, is branched into three main sects, or movements. Practitioners of Judaism can either choose to be Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform. These three different types of Judaism are very different, but also similar in many ways. To begin with, Orthodox Judaism began with the religion itself. This type of follower embraced the Jewish tradition and laws to the fullest extent. Orthodox Jews follow every single Judaic law or code there is. They believe God has made an exclusive covenant with the people of Israel. These people also keep a strict kosher diet and circumcise all their men. Steps down on the strict scale are the Conservative Jews. In contrast to Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism does not follow all Judaic laws. There is a commitment to follow the rules; however, each rule is taken on a modern time basis. For example, this sect does not always
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Unformatted text preview: follow a kosher diet, nor does it obey the law of talion, the eye for an eye law. They do, however, promote modern culture and teachings of non-fundamentalist Judaism. The least strict sect of Judaism is Reform Judaism. This sect believes that a Jew is able to follow whichever law he or she chooses. They view the Judaic laws more like guidelines instead of absolute rule. These Jews strongly accept world trends such as Gay Marriage and World Peace. Their diets may or may not be kosher, because it is up to the individual Jew to make the choice of following a law or not. As you can see, the three sects of Judaism are mainly defined through their own interpretation of the Judaic law. From strict to lenient, Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jews are still united under one God and under one belief. Works Cited Fiero, Gloria. The Humanistic Tradition . 5th. 1. New York NY: McGraw-Hill, 2006. Print. Sayre, Henry M. Discovering the Humanities. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2010. Print....
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