Definition of Orthodox Judaism in English:

Orthodox Judaism


  • A major branch within Judaism that teaches strict adherence to rabbinical interpretation of Jewish law and its traditional observances.

    • ‘The only religions today with practising male majorities are eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, Orthodox Judaism and eastern creeds such as Buddhism.’
    • ‘But Orthodox Judaism has always quietly upheld the same decree against same-sex unions.’
    • ‘Though its active adherents number less than a fifth of the Jewish population, Orthodox Judaism has considerably influenced public policy.’
    • ‘It delves into the Jewish lifestyle in the US during the World War II era - such a rich culture - and explores the differences between Hasidic and Orthodox Judaism.’
    • ‘Lichtenstein upholds Israel's system of a state-established Orthodox Judaism, while seeking to contain its possible negative effects.’
    • ‘The cantor is the leader of prayers who leads the service in prayer through chant, through singing, and it's a position of great responsibility.’
    • ‘But certainly Frimer went on to become a major intellectual figure in Orthodox Judaism.’
    • ‘Together with subsequent guidelines, the principles advanced in this essay have governed Orthodox Judaism's policy regarding ‘dialogue’ with other religions, most notably the Roman Catholic Church.’
    • ‘All of these Jews believed in the core beliefs that became known as Orthodox Judaism.’
    • ‘He is a well-known exponent of modem Orthodox Judaism.’
    • ‘An ex-evangelical minister, Mark had converted to Orthodox Judaism.’
    • ‘He was then led to his forefathers' faith, what has come of late to be called Orthodox Judaism, and it is in the multifaceted realm of intense Jewish observance and study that he thrives to this day.’
    • ‘As I write, two propositions from which every mainstream Jew in the last millennium would have instantly recoiled have become legitimate options within Orthodox Judaism.’
    • ‘And within Orthodox Judaism, there are disagreements over other matters as well.’
    • ‘Conservative Judaism is seen as the middle ground between larger Reform Judaism, which allows gay people to serve as rabbis and blesses same-sex unions, and smaller and stricter Orthodox Judaism, which forbids homosexuality.’
    • ‘He explained the peculiarities of the various religious sects within Orthodox Judaism, including the Meashearim and the Sepharidic Jews.’
    • ‘The foundation of Orthodox Judaism is the belief that there is an unbroken chain of interpretation that began with Moses' own interpretation of the Torah and that has continued ever since.’
    • ‘She says she bases her morality on her religious commitment to Orthodox Judaism.’
    • ‘And by the 1960s, Orthodox Judaism had transplanted itself to suburbia and had become the religion of choice of a surprising number of physicians, lawyers, engineers, academicians, and other professionals.’
    • ‘She was raised in the Jewish tradition and, after her parents divorced, chose to embrace Orthodox Judaism, which - because she was not born of a Jewish mother - required conversion.’