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[ree-kuh n-struhk-shuh-niz-uh m] /ˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃəˌnɪz əm/
a 20th-century movement among U.S. Jews, founded by Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, advocating that Judaism, being a culture and way of life as well as a religion, is in sum a religious civilization requiring constant adaptation to contemporary conditions so that Jews can identify more readily and meaningfully with the Jewish community.


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