Reform Jews Planning to Return to Traditional Conversion Rituals

June 28, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On June 28, 2001, The New York Times reported that "Reform rabbis adopt new guidelines on conversion, a decision that reflected in part how interest in traditional rituals within Judaism's largest liberal branch, the Reform movement, has been growing...We're leaning toward tradition when it comes to ritual and personal practices,'" explained one rabbi. "'But we're still very liberal when it comes to human rights, civil rights and equality of all people.'"