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God's fools; sixteen discourses by Abraham J. Feldman. Delivered before Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Philadelphia, Pa., 1923-1924

Feldman, Abraham J.

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Quarto. [6], 208, [2]pp. Original printed wrappers. Scarce work being a compilation of 16 discourses delivered between 1923 and 1924 by Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman in his congregation of Keneseth Israel, in Philadelphia. Wrappers age-toned along edges and spine. Upper corners chipped. Lower corner of front cover creasedPrevious owner's book plate on inside of front cover. Age-toning along paper margin. Pp. 185-208 with folding mark. Wrappers in overall fair, interior in good condition. About the author: Abraham Jehiel Feldman, Reform rabbi, author, and civic leader, was born on June 28, 1893 in Kiev (Ukraine). In 1906 he came to the United States with his parents, Jehiel and Elka Rubin Feldman, and settled on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Feldman was educated in the New York City schools before attending Columbia University, where he received a BHL in 1913, the University of Cincinnati where he received an A.B. in 1917, and the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was ordained as a rabbi in 1918. After graduation Rabbi Feldman served as an associate rabbi to Stephen S, Wise at the Free Synagogue in New York City (1918-1919); as rabbi at Congregation Children of Israel in Athens, Georgia (1919-1920); as an associate, then acting rabbi at the Congregation Keneseth Israel in Philadelphia (1920-1925); and as rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, Connecticut (1925-1968). In 1968 he was elected Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Israel. A nationally known Jewish leader, Feldman served as a president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1947-1959) and the Synagogue Council of America (1955-1957). He was a past president of the Jewish Ministers of Philadelphia, the Federation of Jewish School Teachers of Pennsylvania, the Jewish Teacher's Association of New England Liberal School.s, and the Alumni Association of the Hebrew Union College (1945-1947). He served as a vice president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism C1947-1949). He was a director of the National Farm School (Doylestown, Pennsylvania), United Jewish Charities, and Mt. Sinai Hospital (Hartford). He was an active member of the Board of Managers of the Department of Synagogue and School Extension of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, a member of the ' governing board of the American Jewish Committee, and the Military Chaplain's Association. His leadership in community affairs is demonstrated through his involvement in the Connecticut Birth Control League, Hartford Music Foundation, the Connecticut Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, the University of Hartford (for which he was a founder and regent), Hartford Rotary Club, various offices within the Masonic movement in the United States and Israel, and the American Jewish Historical Society. Bookseller Inventory # 25440

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Title: God's fools; sixteen discourses by Abraham J...

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