Abraham Geiger's Liberal Judaism: Personal Meaning and by Ken Koltun-Fromm

By Ken Koltun-Fromm

German rabbi, student, and theologian Abraham Geiger (1810–1874) is well-known because the important chief of the Reform move in German Judaism. In his new paintings, Ken Koltun-Fromm argues that for Geiger own which means in religion—rather than rote ritual perform or popularity of dogma—was the most important to religion’s ethical authority. In 5 chapters, the booklet explores concerns principal to Geiger’s paintings that talk to modern Jewish practice—historical reminiscence, biblical interpretation, ritual and gender practices, rabbinic authority, and Jewish schooling. this is often crucial analyzing for students, rabbis, rabbinical scholars, and educated Jewish readers attracted to Conservative and Reform Judaism.

Published with the beneficiant help of the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.

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