Worship in Conservative Judaism

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  • İsmail BAŞARAN Diyanet İşler Başkanlığı Dış İlişkiler Genel Müdürlüğü


Conservative Judaism, Halacha, Worship, Synagogue, Hebrew, Tradition and Change


As based on Traditional Judaism, Conservative Judaism recognizes that Halacha is regulating the daily life of a Jew and it is binding. Therefore there are three times daily worship and Sabbath worship in Conservative Judaism that are fulfilled regularly. Conservative Judaism sees that Halacha is a part of rituals and since it is in the favor of tradition and changes as a life philosophy, wished that the worship performed in the synagogue would be traditional and suited to the needs of the modern era to attract young American Jews to the synagogue. Thus Conservative Judaism has eased the religious life providing that not to be contradicted Halachaso that the attendants who come to the worship have become more motivated in worship. Some of the examples that show how they eased are; the use of org in the Sabbath worship, allowing women and men to sit together in the same place during worship and giving place to more English translations of Hebrew texts. Such flexible practices have never been practices that have shaken Judaism fundamentally as the Reformists did; considering the local circumstances, only minor changes have been made in accordance with the spirit of time. This understanding is the most characteristic feature of Conservative Judaism, which aims to stick to tradition and change at the same time. In our paper, the subject of worship in Conservative Judaism was discussed in the frame of mentioned above.



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BAŞARAN, İsmail . (2018). Worship in Conservative Judaism. Türk İslâm Medeniyeti Akademik Araştırmalar Dergisi, 13(25), 215–230. Retrieved from https://timad.com.tr/index.php/timad/article/view/15