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The five major jewish bodies

             Messianic Jews believe that Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth is the promised Messiah of the Jewish scriptures. They still believe in maintaining a Jewish expression of their Faith. There are thousands of Messianic Jews. Many Messianic congregations are lead by former reform and other Rabbis.
             Some people today can accept the total Jewishness of Yeshua, but they feel that his early followers somehow changed this into a non-Jewish religion. However, the "Brit Chadashah" (New Covenant) itself paints a different picture. It describes this movement containing tens of thousands of Jews who believed and yet remained "zealous of the Torah" that is not converted to a Gentile religion but Jews who believed in Yeshua as our Messiah (Acts 21:20). For the times of the Messianic age stated.
             Reform Judaism.
             When we speak of Reform Judaism, we are not speaking of a new kind of Judaism. It is only the name that was new as it came into being near the end of the eighteenth century in Germany. The name has become the label of that interpretation in Judaism that recognizes and emphasizes the dynamic character of the Jewish religion-dynamic, the opposite of arrested or static Judaism. Reform Judaism emphasizes what is inherent in all Judaism: the principle of progression in the concepts and forms of the Jewish religion. Reform has its roots in the past! It proudly acknowledges the glory, the dignity, and the validity of Jewish religion.
             Conservative Judaism.
             Of the three major groups in modern Judaism (Conservative, Orthodox, Reform), Conservative Judaism is at once both the oldest and the youngest. It is the oldest in that it carries Judaism as it always was, from the days before Moses to our own time. Its very name, "Conservative Judaism," indicates that the intention of the leaders has been to conserve Judaism, to maintain it the traditional form. And yet it is the most modern of the three movements because it was the last to organize itself as a distinct group.

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