That Judaism needs more reform is advocated in the West London Synagogue Magazine. The paper writes:
Fifty years ago is as dead as 500 years ago and a religion that is progressive up to fifty years ago is as inadequate as one that has not developed for fifty generations. Religion is useless if it is not alive and nothing can be alive and not be growing continuously.
Jews now-a-days want to run away from the responsibility of making changes. They say we must conserve Judaism as it is; therefore, let us do nothing about it. The truth is that we cannot conserve Judaismâ€”or any other living thingâ€”as it is. We can only tend it and develop it and make it what it will be! So it ever was. The differences today are only that the process is conscious in a sense not formerly appreciated and the tempo of life today is greatly accelerated. Therefore, the strain of the process is increased.
Josef Bercowicz served under General Rozycky as chief of a squadron in the Polish revolt of 1830 and afterward settled in France.