Creating American Reform Judaism

The Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

By Sefton D. Temkin

American Reform Judaism's major institutions - Hebrew Union College, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the Reform prayerbook Minhag America - were all due to the singular efforts of Isaac Mayer Wise (1819-1900). Professor Temkin's biography captures the vigor of Wise's personality and the politics and concerns of Jewish life and leadership in America at that time. It is a lively portrait of a rabbi who was a pivotal figure in the naturalization of Jews and Judaism in the New World.

330 pages

Publication Date: 9/3/1998
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781874774457