Max Lilienthal: The Making of the American Rabbinate

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Wayne State University Press, Dec 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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Explores the life and thought of Rabbi Max Lilienthal, who created a new model for the American rabbinate.
 

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Pg. 148 discusses how Isaac Leesr (Modern Orthodox) appreciated the fact that the 1855 Reform Cleveland conference included languages that the Bible was of "Immediate Divine Origin", and that it would serve as the basis for Moderate Reform.

Contents

Between Reaction and Modernity
1
The Russian Mission
21
Congregational Rabbi
59
4 The Evolution of a Reformer
95
5 Fighting for a Moderate Reform Agenda
135
6 Creating the New American Rabbi
161
7 The Quest to Unite American Jewry
193
8 Legacy
221
Notes
239
Bibliography
287
Index
309
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About the author (2011)

Bruce L. Ruben is the director of the School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Previously he served for twenty years as the cantor of Temple Shaaray Tefila and earned his doctorate in Jewish history from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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