A voice that spoke for justice: the life and times of by Melvin I. Urofsky

By Melvin I. Urofsky

Within the first half this century, a skilled and charismatic management restructured the yank Jewish neighborhood to satisfy the calls for and possibilities of a pluralistic, secular society. The paintings of this iteration of titans nonetheless courses the present modes of yankee Jewish existence. The final of those giants was once the influential reformer Stephen S. Wise--a progenitor of yankee Zionism, author of the yankee and international Jewish Congresses, and founding father of the Jewish Institute of faith. As rabbi of the unfastened Synagogue, clever led the struggle for a residing Judaism aware of social problems.

This engrossing research is greater than a chronicle of an ethnic community's adjustment to a bunch society. due to Melvin Urofsky's painstaking learn, it succeeds in revealing the real tale at the back of a mythical and debatable determine in American Jewish background.

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The translation is finished, subject of course to a revision at your hand. The [Arabic] text is all in type and all the proofs have been revised by methe first half twice. I have in addition brought my notes into some order. In the essay, introductory to the work, I shall endeavor to give a clear account of the principles of ibn Gabirol's Ethics and as far as I can his sources. e. "35 Shortly after the publication of the book in 1902, Ignaz Goldhizer, a noted Orientalist, wrote a scathing criticism in Hamazkir, pointing out what he considered to be numerous errors and literary defects.

D. for it next month. " It is dated more than six years before Wise turned in his dissertation to Columbia, and the final product is an English, not Hebrew, translation of the Arabic. Moreover, the introductory essay of twenty-nine pages hardly constitutes the "lengthy thesis" Gershoni claimed to be writing. Far more convincing evidence favoring Wise's own authorship of the thesis is now available in recently discovered letters between Wise and his mentor, Richard Gottheil. These are letters that could only have been written by a student in the throes of hard work, laboring to master an exceedingly difficult subject.

Wise, Kohut, and Hertz, although not regularly enrolled students, took a number of courses at the Jewish Theological Seminary. They studied Hebrew under H. Pereira Mendes, Bible with Bernard Drachman, and also took courses with other faculty members. But their work with Kohut remained special, involving love as well as learning. Even after Wise returned from studies in Europe and held a pulpit, he and his two friends continued studying Talmud with the elder Kohut. In 1894, as Alexander Kohut lay dying, he insisted that "his boys" should not be deprived of their lessons.

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