The Machzikei Hadas
The Mittler Rav joined forces with Reb Shimon Sofer, the Rabbi of Krakow, to establish the organization Machzikei Hadas (upholder of religion). 200 orthodox Jewish communities gave it recognition, and Reb Sofer served as president. In addition, the religious political party published a new, influential newspaper. These successful strategies combated the assimilationist trends of the rising Haskalah (enlightenment) movement.