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Question 18.1.2:
What, if any, are the fundamental principles of Reform?

Answer:

The fundamental principles of today's Reform movement are captured in the Statement of Principles (http://www.ccarnet.org/platforms/principles.html) adopted by the CCAR in May 1999. The following are some excepts from that statement, modified slightly for FAQ presentation (e.g., "We" was changed to "Reform Jews", etc.). Note that the principles of Reform have changed over time, from the 1855 Pittsburgh Platform (http://www.ccarnet.org/platforms/pittsburgh.html) to the 1937 Columbus Platform (http://www.ccarnet.org/platforms/columbus.html), to the 1976 Centenary Perspective (http://www.ccarnet.org/platforms/centenary.html), to the 1999 Statement of Principles.

G-d

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