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A Congregation of Strangers: The Mobile Infrastructure

Shari Rabin

in Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479830473
eISBN:
9781479869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830473.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter argues that American Jewish denominationalism developed not only to enshrine religious authority but to create cooperation, familiarity, and access among mobile American Jews who seemed ... More


Identity and the Creation of Community in Modern American Liturgy

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Nineteenth-century American prayer book editors used the same strategies as their European counterparts. The various editions of Isaac Mayer Wise’s Minhag Amerika mixed and matched the historical ... More


The Empire of Our Religion: The Mobile Imaginary

Shari Rabin

in Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479830473
eISBN:
9781479869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830473.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Amidst unfettered mobility, Jewish leaders like Isaac Mayer Wise and Isaac Leeser attempted not only an institutional overhaul of American Judaism, but also an ideological one. Jewish leaders engaged ... More


Isaac Mayer Wise and the Civil War

Sefton D. Temkin

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on one of America's preeminent rabbis, the Reform Jewish leader Isaac Mayer Wise of Cincinnati, and why he sided with the Peace Democrats. Wise arrived in Cincinnati at a time of ... More


The Fall of the Second French Empire

Isaac Mayer Wise

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concerns a sermon capturing the outbreak of hostilities between France and Prussia which led to the founding of the Third French Republic. In addition, there was a widespread consensus ... More


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

Sefton D. Temkin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Isaac Mayer Wise (1819–1900), founder of the major institutions of Reform Judaism in America, was a man of his time — a pioneer in a pioneer’s world. When he came to America from his childhood ... More


Metternich’s Europe

Sefton D. Temkin

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

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the childhood of Isaac Mayer Wise (1819–1900) and the political climate in which he had grown up. He was born in Steingrub, Bohemia in 1890. Of the first twenty-seven years of ... More


Conclusion: The Spirit of ’77

Shari Rabin

in Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479830473
eISBN:
9781479869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830473.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Two important but relatively unknown events marked the summer of 1877, involving businessman Joseph Seligman and Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, highlight the impact of mobility on religious life and thought ... More


The Abolitionists and the Jews: Some Further Thoughts

Louis Ruchames

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the relationships between Jews and abolitionists. It first considers Bertram Korn's views about abolition, expressed in his book American Jewry and the Civil War, and suggests ... More


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