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  1. What is said to be one of the most important movements in the history of the European Jewry?
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  3. What are the first three movements of Judaism today?
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  5. What did Reform Judaism eliminate from Sabbath services?
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  7. What was demonstrated by Abraham Geiger (1810-1874), the spiritual leader of the Reform movement?
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  9. What is the name for Jewish dietary laws?
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  11. From what instruction is the dietary law derived according to which meet is not to be consumed at the same time as dairy?
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  13. What is the “Derekh erets”?
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  15. Does Conservative Judaism allow female rabbis?
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  17. What was begun by Reconstructionists, but is now practiced regularly in Reform and even Conservative synagogues?
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  19. What is the Hebrew word equivalent to “sin” and what does it mean?
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  21. Why do modern Reform Jews refer to their local place of assembly (usually called a synagogue) as a “temple”?
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  23. What is the usual architectural style of the synagogue?
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  25. Is it better to pray alone or in a group?
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  27. What is the difference between a kippah and a yarmulke?
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  29. What two things have been increasing, rather counter-intuitively, in Reform Judaism?