mar 16, 1839 - Abraham Geiger promotes reform Judaism in Europe
Reform Judaism begins to emerge in Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as a response to the major social and political changes happening in Europe. In 1839 Abraham Geiger joins a Breslau Jewish community and eventually becomes one of Reform Judaism's most staunch defenders. The movement attempts to help Jews find a balance between Jewish tradition and modern developments in wider society.
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