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Great Jewish Thinkers

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In the second of three lectures on great Jewish minds, we turn to Rabbi Abraham Geiger, born exactly 200 years ago. Geiger was one of the great minds of the early Reform Judaism. His ideas reflected the Jewish world of the early 19th century, but went on to shape the Jewish world ever since. In addressing the great questions of the relationship of Judaism to Christianity and Islam, the possibility of change in religious law, the legitimacy of messianism and yearning for a return to Zion, and more, Geiger could be called the first modern Jew—and one of the most controversial. Please join us at 8 PM, following minyan, Wednesday April 14 at Congregation Bnai Tikvah. influential thinkers of the 20th century.