This Day in Jewish History 1879: A Rabbi Too Shocking for Bavaria Delivers His Last Sermon

Einhorn's truth included the rejection of the Talmud, dietary laws, the use of tefillin and the prohibition of work on the Sabbath.

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On July 12, 1879, Rabbi David Einhorn, a respected – if not beloved – leader of U.S. Reform Judaism, delivered his final rabbinical sermon.