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Shaping American Reform Judaism : the life and times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Author: Sefton D Temkin; Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
Publisher: London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English

'A much-needed critical and balanced portrayal ... a welcome contribution to our understanding of the man and his times.' George L. Berlin, AJS Review


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Isaac M Wise
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sefton D Temkin; Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
ISBN: 1874774455 9781874774457
OCLC Number: 39678878
Notes: Originally published as: Isaac Mayer Wise. Oxford : Published for the Littman Library by Oxford University Press, 1992.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Prefatory NoteAbbreviationsNote on Transliteration1 Bohemia (1819-1849)Metternich's Europe * Jewish Life in an Age of Reaction * Early Years * Departure2 New Beginning (1846-1854)Young America * Jewish Life * Rabbi in Albany * Organizing American Jewry * Early Writings * Sortie in Charleston: Backlash in Albany * Anshe Emeth * Formulating his Beliefs * The Asmonean * A Bible History * Heading West3 Cincinnati (1854-1900)Queen City of the West * Congregation B'nai Jeshurun * The Israelite * Zion College * Conference-Union-Synod * David Einhorn * Cleveland Platform: Quick Victory-Lengthy War * Minhag America * The Essence of Judaism * Fighting for Jewish Rights * Political Dimensions * The Civil War * At North College Hill * First Fruits in Cincinnati * Wider Ambitions * Among the Gentiles (1867-1878) * Years of Sorrow and Strife (1869-1874) * Flirting with the Orthodox * Reformers in Conflict: East versus West (1869) * Establishing the Union (1871-1873) * Call to New York (1873) * 'We Must have "Union in Israel"' * President of Hebrew Union College * Appendix: The Principal Changes Introduced in Minhag America4 Fulfilment: Years of HarvestDuties Old and New * Remarriage (1876) * Sustaining the College (1875-1883) * Reform Moves On: The Pittsburgh Platform * A New American Jewish World * Seventieth Birthday: Central Conference of American Rabbis * Sunset * The LegacyBibliographical noteGlossaryIndex
Other Titles: Isaac Mayer Wise
Responsibility: Sefton D. Temkin.


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'Sefton Temkin has outdone himself in this excellent critical biography ... Dr Temkin has performed a great service with this highly readable and insightful book.'- Allen Howard Podet, Manna 'This Read more...

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