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Isaac Leeser and the making of American Judaism

by Lance Jonathan Sussman

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Published by Wayne State University Press in Detroit, MI .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Philadelphia (Pa.),
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Philadelphia,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Leeser, Isaac.,
    • Rabbis -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.,
    • Judaism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Orthodox Judaism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Jews, European -- United States -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 294-300) and index.

      StatementLance J. Sussman.
      SeriesAmerican Jewish civilization series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBM755.L397 S84 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination311 p. ;
      Number of Pages311
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1279165M
      ISBN 100814319963
      LC Control Number95010952

      The most influential American Jewish scholar of the 19th century, Isaac Leeser published the first Hebrew primer for children () and the first complete English translation of the Sephardi prayer book () and he founded the first Hebrew high school (), the first Jewish defense league (the Board of Delegates of American Israelites, in. Maxine S. Seller, "Isaac Leeser: A Jewish Christian Dialogue in Antebellum Philadelphia," Pennsylvania History (Summer ): Lance J. Sussman, Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism (Detroit: Wayne State University Press),

        This book is an important contribution to the genre of communal biography and the field of American Jewish studies.” —Lance J. Sussman Author of Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism and senior rabbi at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel (Philadelphia, PA). AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism. By Lance J. Sussman. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, pp. The emergence of a vibrant Orthodox community in America repre sents a sea change from its modest beginnings. In his memoir of American Jewish life, the traveler and chronicler Israel J. Benjamin.

        Isaac Leeser () was a leading figure among American Jews during the ’s and 50’s. He was born in Germany, and came to America at the age of seventeen. He was a devout Jew, and became the cantor of his congregation, and shortly thereafter the regular preacher. He was the first to preach sermons in English from the lecturn. The antebellum neotraditionalist Isaac Leeser, for instance, exploited the missionary possibilities of the printing press with vigor, translating the Bible for the first time into English, producing a national Jewish monthly, a prayer book, and much more.


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Little is known of Leeser's mother, Sara Isaac Cohen, who died when Leeser. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies—an engaging firsthand portrait of American Judaism today American Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades.

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Whiteman, Maxwell. "Isaac Leeser and the Jews of Philadelphia" Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, vol. 48 (), pp. Whiteman, Maxwell. Leeser, Isaac American rabbi, author, translator, editor, and publisher pioneer of the Jewish pulpit in the United States, and founder of the Jewish press of America born at Neuenkirchen, in the province of Westphalia, Prussia, Dec.

12, died at Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 1, Additional information pertaining to the dispersal and current location of that Leeser material originally received by the Dropsie College may be found in Lance Sussman's helpful bibliographical essay in his dissertation, “The life and career of Isaac Leeser ( a study of American Judaism in its formative period” (Hebrew Union.

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Named hazan (cantor) of Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia inLeeser's "contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism." The publication of his Pentateuch was the first time that any portion of the Bible was published in America under Jewish auspices.

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