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Meaning of Reconstructionism

Re•con•struc•tion•ism

Pronunciation: (rē"kun-struk'shu-niz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a 20th-century movement among U.S. Jews, founded by Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, advocating that Judaism, being a culture and way of life as well as a religion, is in sum a religious civilization requiring constant adaptation to contemporary conditions so that Jews can identify more readily and meaningfully with the Jewish community.
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