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Old 03-18-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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Not true. Reform conversion also includes Hatafat Dam Brit.
Why do they include Hatafat Dam Brit but leave out Shabbos and Kashrus?
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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Leave out? Reform Judaism believes in Personal Autonomy.

We're called to be learn and practice the Mitzvot. Whether people do or do not is a personal choice. The difference is that Reform Judaism does not seem to believe in rebuking people for not being as pious as others.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:35 PM
 
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The difference is that Reform Judaism does not seem to believe in rebuking people for not being as pious as others.
So how do reform Jews perform the Mitzvah of Hocheach Tocheach?
Can you just explain how you decide which Mitzvos to keep and which to ignore?
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:39 PM
 
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Since the Torah is the Jew's blueprint on leading a moral life, when you do something in contrast to what the Torah asks of all us Jews. Like eating treif or desecrating the Sabbath, does that mean you are intentionally choosing immorality? And are you comfortable choosing immorality as your preferred method?
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:41 PM
 
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So how do reform Jews perform the Mitzvah of Hocheach Tocheach?
Can you just explain how you decide which Mitzvos to keep and which to ignore?
The only time I will perform Hocheach Tocheach is in response to Chillul Hashem (my own interpretation of it).

My decision on the Mitzvot is an ongoing cycle. If it brings me closer to Hashem, I will do it. If it does not, I won't.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:55 PM
 
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The only time I will perform Hocheach Tocheach is in response to Chillul Hashem (my own interpretation of it).

My decision on the Mitzvot is an ongoing cycle. If it brings me closer to Hashem, I will do it. If it does not, I won't.
How do you know which mitzvos work (to bring you closer) and which ones do not? Isn't that was the Baptists call sola scriptura? You trust your own personal judgement over the Torah?
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