Temple Emanu-El was a conservative temple. Conservative Judaism means that they maintain the idea that the torah came from God, but were conveyed by humans, so they have human elements based of the rabbis interpretation of the torah. Conservative Judaism follows the Jewish laws and the ideology of the Masorti movement, which is based on three primary principles. The first primary principle is the torah and mitzvot. The word “torah” means to teach. The torah is the Hebrew bible, which is composed of the five books of Moses and six hundred and thirteen commandments. The word “Mitzvot” is translated as “commandments”. The second primary principle is Tolerance and pluralism, which means they respect other people’s religions and they believe in a peaceful existence between adherents. The last primary principle is Zionism, which is a national movement for the return of the Jewish people to what they believe is their homeland in the territory defined as Israel.
The Beth Israel Congregation is an Orthodox Temple. According t...
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