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Rabbinical conferences

Rabbinical conferences. Synods held by Jewish rabbis to provide authoritative guidance. From the mid-19th cent., the need was felt for rabbinical conferences to give definite rulings. This was firmly attacked by the Orthodox, who argued that no one could abrogate the least of the religious laws. None the less, Reform conferences were held at Wiesbaden in 1837, Brunswick in 1844, Frankfurt-am-Main in 1845, Breslau in 1846, Leipzig in 1869, and Augsburg in 1871. In the USA, the Reform movement adopted its Pittsburgh platform in 1887, which was partly reversed in 1937 at Columbus at its annual convention. In 1961, the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations laid down its guidelines at a conference. Among the Orthodox, there has been some agitation for the restoral of the Sanhedrin.

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