Reform Jews Planning to Return to Traditional Conversion Rituals

June 27, 2001

Source: Star Tribune

On June 27, 2001, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that "rabbis in Judaism's Reform movement are expected to approve new guidelines...for conversion to Judaism that formally recommend a return to traditional rituals such as circumcision and ritual baths...The recommendations...reflect a renewed interest in traditional Jewish practice among what has long been considered the most theologically progressive branch."