A Reader of Early Liberal Judaism
Edited by Edward Kessler
Surprisingly little has been written about the origins of Liberal Judaism in England. This book examines why the movement was founded and how it developed.
Edward Kessler has selected the key writings of the four founders to demonstrate their understanding of modern Judaism. By bringing their writings together in one work, he enables the reader to learn about the scholarly contributions of Abrahams, the astute leadership of Montefiore, the organisational abilities of Montagu and the pastoral dynamism of Mattuck.
The four founders of Liberal Judaism made an essential contribution, without which the movement would have not have survived.