Review: Rabbi Marcus Jastrow and His Vision for the Reform of Judaism
Rabbi Marcus Jastrow and His Vision for the Reform of Judaism: A Study in the History of Judaism in the Nineteenth Century by Michal Galas was reviewed in the Journal of Jewish Studies, Vol. LXVI, No. I, Spring 2015 by Marc Saperstein (Leo Baeck College, London). Saperstein writes:
"It is a service to the broader field of Jewish Studies that [this] book is now available in an English translation. . . . The book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of a rabbi who, in three different countries, showed considerable courage in the stands he took on both political and religious issues, and who made a significant and largely unappreciated contribution to American Judaism, over and above the Dictionary that is his major contribution to scholarship. The dramatic events of Jastrow's life as presented by Galas reveal an individual who deserves to be known for more than his Dictionary."