Geiger, Abraham (1810–1874). A founding father of the Reform movement in Germany. Geiger was also one of the outstanding scholars from the second generation of Jewish studies. He applied his scholarly research, which emphasized the human authorship of the Torah and demonstrated the progressive nature of Jewish law, to the reforms he hoped to institute in his own day. He served as a pulpit rabbi for 35 years and was instrumental in the establishment of the first Reform rabbinical seminary in Berlin in 1870.
Courtesy: Professor Shai Cherry