Leon Jick

Professor Emiritus Leon Jick was the Helen and Irving Schneider Emeritus Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. He was a rabbi and scholar whose book "The Americanization of the Synagogue, 1820-1870" became a classic in the study of Reform Judaism.

Publications by Leon Jick

Bernhard Felsenthal: The Zionization of a Radical Reform Rabbi

This article traces Bernhard Felsenthal’s ideological and institutional odyssey from extreme radical Reform to committed Zionism. In the face of the overwhelming opposition of his Reform colleagues, Felsenthal endorsed and embraced the nascent Zionist movement and devoted his final years to its support.
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