- Reconstructionism is a 20th century branch of Judaism that focuses on modern changes to traditions and observances.
An example of reconstructionism is the branch of Judaism that is more modern thinking than reform Judaism.
Reconstructionism definition by Webster's New World
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a 20th-cent. movement in Judaism that stresses a dynamic creativity in adjusting to modern times, as by the adaptation and reinterpretation of traditional observances
Reconstructionism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The branch of Judaism founded in the United States in the 20th century that regards Judaism as a religious civilization and questions the doctrine that the Jews are God's chosen people.
- Reˌcon·strucˈtion·ist adjective & n.