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Re: Cancel the order! and Jews vs. Jesus

Jun 05, 1998 06:06 PM
by Marshall Hemingway III

Bart Lidofsky wrote:
> Note that mystical Judaism is part of the mainstream, and not a forbidden
cult. >

Besides Reform, Conservative and Orthodox, there is also a something called
Reconstructionist Judaism. It's a New Agey sort of Judaism, more eclectic,
with emphasis on meditation, singing and movement (eurythmy), Kabbalistic
studies, philosophical discussion, etc. Groups in Reconstructionist Judaism
sometimes call themselves Jewish Renewal Communities. They take much of their
inspiration from an enlightened teacher called Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
He is not afraid to dialogue with Catholic monks, Native American shamans,
elders, Buddhist lamas, Sufi masters and psychologists of various schools.

Reconstructionist Judaism is not be confused with another movement called
Humanistic Judaism which is a nontheistic form of the religion established by
Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in 1963 in Detroit.


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