1878 5638 THE MACHZEKEI HADASS

With the influence of the Mittler Rov, the organization Machzekei Hadass is ratified in 5638 (1878) by over 200 orthodox Jewish communities. The first ever religious Jewish political party, also publishes an influential newspaper another ‘first’. These were indications of a new and successful strategy and proactive approach to combat the assimilationist trends of the Haskala movement.