This ongoing series will take place on Mondays at 8:30pm Eastern, starting January 30, 2022
We will look at the first generation of Reform which is a halakhically based-reform which even had the support of certain rabbis. Indeed, some of what these early "reformers" advocated is today standard not just in Modern Orthodoxy but even in haredi Orthodoxy. This is a one-generation attempt to modernize Jewish life which is hardly known today. It was because of the failure of this early reform that the more extreme reform took off. All the great rabbis of the early 19th century will be part of our story.