What was the reason for the Reform movement and Conservative movement in Judaism?

I have no idea and I need help with someone to explain to me please! :(

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  • Mark M
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    7 years ago
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    In the early 1800's jews started to dress like gentiles, and blend in. Orthodox has all these rules. Not all of these rules are from the bible. So in tolerant countries like us, Germany, UK jews started looking at these old traditions. Is a jew still a jew if he shaves? The reform movement was for modern jews.

    The conservative movement got started as a reaction to the reform movement. The conservative meant to conserve the jewish faith..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reform_movement_in_Ju...

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