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Creating American Reform Judaism : the Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise.

Author: Sefton D Temkin
Publisher: London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The, 1998.
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Sefton Temkin has provided us with a much-needed critical and balanced portrayal of Wise ... The best scholarly work on Wise to date. It presents an admiring yet critical picture of Wise's achievements and personality ... a welcome contribution to our understanding of the man and his times.' George L. Berlin, AJS Review 'Thorough and extremely competent ... Temkin contributes a great deal through his careful use of  Read more...
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Temkin, Sefton D.
Creating American Reform Judaism : The Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise.
London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The, ©1998
Named Person: Isaac Mayer Wise; Isaac Mayer Wise
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sefton D Temkin
ISBN: 9781909821811 1909821810
OCLC Number: 1048801990
Description: 1 online resource (340 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Prefatory Note; Contents; List of Plates; Abbreviations; Note on Transliteration; 1. Bohemia (1819-1849); 1. Metternich's Europe; 2. Jewish Life in an Age of Reaction; 3. Early Years; 4. Departure; 2. New Beginning (1846-1854); 1. Young America; 2. Jewish Life; 3. Rabbi in Albany; 4. Organizing American Jewry; 5. Early Writings; 6. Sortie in Charleston: Backlash in Albany; 7. Anshe Emeth; 8. Formulating His Beliefs; 9. The Asmonean; 10. A Bible History; 11. Heading West; 3. Cincinnati (1854-1900); 1. Queen City of the West. 2. Congregation B'nai Jeshurun3. The Israelite; 4. Zion College; 5. Conference--Union--Synod; 6. David Einhorn; 7. Cleveland Platform: Quick Victory-Lengthy War; 8. Minhag America; 9. The Essence of Judaism; 10. Fighting for Jewish Rights; 11. Political Diversions; 12. The Civil War; 13. At North College Hill; 14. First Fruits in Cincinnati; 15. Wider Ambitions; 16. Among the Gentiles (1867-1878); 17. Years of Sorrow and Strife (1869-1874); 18. Flirting with the Orthodox; 19. Reformers in Conflict: East versus West (1869); 20. Establishing the Union (1871-1873); 21. Call to New York (1873). 22. 'We must have ""Union in Israel'23. President of Hebrew Union College; Appendix: The Principal Changes Introduced in Minhag America; 4. Fulfilment: Years of Harvest; 1. Duties Old and New; 2. Remarriage (1876); 3. Sustaining the College (1875-1883); 4. Reform Moves On: The Pittsburgh Platform; 5. A New American Jewish World; 6. Seventieth Birthday: Central Conference of American Rabbis; 7. Sunset; 8. The Legacy; Bibliographical Note; Glossary; Index.

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Sefton Temkin has provided us with a much-needed critical and balanced portrayal of Wise ... The best scholarly work on Wise to date. It presents an admiring yet critical picture of Wise's achievements and personality ... a welcome contribution to our understanding of the man and his times.' George L. Berlin, AJS Review 'Thorough and extremely competent ... Temkin contributes a great deal through his careful use of materials ... The book will be of interest to general readers ... who wish not only to understand Isaac Mayer Wise but, moreover, to comprehend the attitudes and events that led to the f.

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