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Minhag America

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/9781874774457.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Isaac Mayer Wise’s Minhag America prayer-book. This book was used by many congregations in the United States until, nearly forty years after it first appeared, Wise withdrew it ... More


Reformers in Conflict: East versus West (1869)

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/9781874774457.003.0036
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recalls a conference that Isaac Mayer Wise held in Cincinnati. Wise had criticized it, but he had not broken with it. He had indicated that he considered himself free to call a ... 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


Organizing American Jewry

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/9781874774457.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter depicts Isaac Mayer Wise’s efforts to organize the American Jewry. The task here was to go further than answering such questions on ritual as might arise in the three constituent ... More


Young America

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/9781874774457.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Isaac Mayer Wise’s first impressions of America as he disembarked, and the impression made by his arrival. When he established himself in Cincinnati in 1854, Wise began to ... More


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