The next series returns to our classes on great rabbinic figures. We shall be looking at the life and influence of R. Seligmann Baer Bamberger (1807-1878). The leading German halakhist of his day, he is best remembered for his bitter controversy with R. Samson Raphael Hirsch about how Orthodox Jews should relate to the non-Orthodox. While R. Hirsch demanded Orthodox communal separatism, R. Bamberger upheld communal unity.

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