Throughout history, Jews have remained firmly rooted in Jewish tradition, even as we learned much from our encounters with other cultures. Nevertheless, Reform Judaism has asserted that a Judaism frozen in time is an heirloom, not a living fountain. Reform Judaism has enabled the Jewish people to:
- Introduce innovation while preserving tradition
- To embrace diversity while asserting commonality
- To affirm beliefs without rejecting those who doubt
- To bring faith to sacred texts without sacrificing critical scholarship.
Reform Judaism affirms the central tenets of Judaism - God, Torah and Israel - even as it acknowledges the diversity of Reform Jewish beliefs and practices. We believe that all human beings are created in the image of God, and that we are God's partners in improving the world. Tikkun olam — repairing the world — is a hallmark of Reform Judaism as we strive to bring peace, freedom and justice to all people.
Reform Jews accept the Torah as the foundation of Jewish life containing God's ongoing revelation to our people and the record of our people's...