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Sunday, July 16, 2017

GUEST POST: SEPHARDIM REJECT REFORM

SEPHARDIC JEWS REJECT REFORM JUDAISM
a GUEST POST by Mr. Cohen – quotes listed in time order
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Reform — with rebuke for existing forms inherent in the very word — was by its nature incompatible with traditional Sephardic orthodoxy.  Reform, an attempt to bring Judaism “up to date,” to make Judaism appear to be at home with existing American religious patterns, was attacked by traditionalists as a subversive attempt to “Christianize” Judaism. 

Under Reform, women would come down from their secluded balconies in synagogues, and worship side by side with their husbands.  Men would take off their tall silk hats.

[Reform] synagogues would look more like churches. English would replace Hebrew.         

SOURCE: The Grandees: the Story of America's Sephardic Elite (chapter 14, page 192) by Stephen Birmingham, year 1971, First Lyons Press paperback edition, ISBN: 9781493024681 ISBN: 149302468X
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“…it [Reform Temple Emanu-El, in year 1868 CE] represented — on a national scale — a triumph for the Reform movement, which the Sephardim had so long opposed.”

SOURCE: The Grandees: the Story of America's Sephardic Elite (chapter 18, page 253) by Stephen Birmingham, year 1971, First Lyons Press paperback edition, ISBN: 9781493024681 ISBN: 149302468X
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“While Reform Judaism was remaking the pattern of Jewish life, threatening to topple the traditional orthodoxy, these [Sephardic] Jews knew nothing of it.”

SOURCE: The Grandees: the Story of America's Sephardic Elite (chapter 21, page 273) by Stephen Birmingham, year 1971, First Lyons Press paperback edition
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********** QUOTE 4 OF 7: **********

“…the insistence of the Sephardim on retaining the Orthodox form of worship — against the trend toward modernization and Americanization that has been marked among Jewry all over the country …”

SOURCE: The Grandees: the Story of America's Sephardic Elite (chapter 22, page 284) by Stephen Birmingham, year 1971, First Lyons Press paperback edition, ISBN: 9781493024681 ISBN: 149302468X
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********** QUOTE 5 OF 7: **********

“To this day there is no Sephardic synagogue which is not strictly Orthodox.
Although not all Sephardic Jews are personally Orthodox, Orthodoxy has remained the official Sephardic tradition.  Nowhere in the entire Sephardic world has Reform or Conservative Judaism penetrated.”

SOURCE: The Secret Jews (chapter 3, page 99) by Joachim Prinz, year 1973, Random House, ISBN-10: 0853031851 ISBN-13: 978-0853031857
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“The Reform leaders did not rest on their laurels, and continued agitating until they had obtained a foothold in virtually every single kehillah in New York.

Out of 100 shuls that had been established in the early 1800s, only a pitiful ten percent, ten shuls in all, remained Frum [Orthodox].

Three or four of the ten [synagogues that remained Orthodox in New York] were Sephardic shuls, and the rest were Ashkenazi shuls that had heroically managed to withstand the pressure of the Reform movement.”

SOURCE: The Rav HaKolel and His Generation 5th Edition (chapter 7, page 53) by Rabbi Yonah Landau, year 2014 CE, 68 Lee Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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…We do declare that: 

We affirm the eternality of our holy Torah, the Jewish nation, and the Holy Land of Israel.

We affirm that our Judaism is solely determined by the teachings of our Holy Torah, both written and oral, as passed down through the generations, all the way to Sinai. 

Movements such as Conservative and Reform are foreign to our Torah tradition, and their executions of halachic rites such as: marriage, divorce, and conversion will NOT be recognized.

SOURCE: RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE IRANIAN RABBANIM IN THE UNITED STATES AT ITS FIRST NATIONAL RABBINIC CONFERENCE, 2017 JUNE 7 * YEAR TAF SHIN AYIN ZAYIN, SIVAN 13, IN ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA
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OTHER BLOG POSTS BY MR. COHEN:


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Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/08/rambam-rejected-childless-messiah-by-mr.html

Why Muslims Hate Jews:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/12/guest-post-why-muslims-hate-jews.html
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-moynihan-1982.html


Forgotten Oppression against Jews:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-forgotten-oppression.html
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/03/guest-post-forgotten-anti-semitism.html

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/06/guest-post-kiddush-hashem-1498.html

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-jewish-nyc-mayor.html

How a Reform Rabbi Become Orthodox (true story):
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/07/how-did-reform-rabbi-become-orthodox-jew.html

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https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/07/sephardim-reject-reform.html

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/08/guest-post-persian-rabbis-decree.html

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(a rarely-told true story that very few people know about):
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/03/greek-jews-syrian-jews.html

How to Convict the New York Times of Unfair Bias Against Israel:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/11/guest-post-how-to-convict-new-york-times.html
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/11/guest-post-nyt-erases-israel-from-map.html
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Why Pray for Tzahal-IDF:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/04/guest-post-why-pray-for-idf.html

How to Pray for Tzahal-IDF:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/09/how-to-pray-for-tzahal-idf.html

Why Israel’s 1967 Borders are Undefendable:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/03/guest-post-why-1967-borders-are-suicide.html
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Do Palestinians Want a Two-State Solution?
by Daniel Polisar, PhD in Political Science
https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2017/04/do-palestinians-want-a-two-state-solution/

Article Refuting the so-called “Two-State Solution”:
https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2017/06/when-it-comes-to-territorial-compromise-israel-doesnt-have-a-choice/

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing new here. The reform movement started in Germany and took over western Europe and overook the U.S., where the Jews felt free enough to assimilate and throw off the yoke of Heaven. The Sephardim, B'H, didn't even know of this madness until much later and rejected it. The audacity of changing H's Holy Torah was/is unthinkable.

Many of the Sephardim are not even religious (usually traditional) but most would never contemplate this blasphemy. Praying that will always be and mostly, that the reform movement will undo themselves and their members will do teshuvah.

Mr. Cohen said...

For many years I knew that Sephardic Jews
rejected Reform Judaism. But there is a
difference between knowing something and
being able to prove that it is true.
These quotes prove that it is true.