Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaismby Lance J. Sussman
The best, most comprehensive study of arguably the most important American Jewish leader between the late Jacksonian and Antebellum era, this illuminating biography of Isaac Leeser reconstructs his personal struggles, pioneer efforts on behalf of American Judaism, and visions of a viable American-Jewish synthesis... this book adroitly and articulately reveals not only the full scope of Leeser's life but also greatly enhances our understanding of the fundamental condition and challenges of American Jewry during a critical historical period. - From praise from Benny Kraut, University of Cincinnati.
Meet the Author
Lance J. Sussman is an associate professor at Binghamton University-State University of New York and a rabbi at Temple Concord, a reform synagogue in Binghamton. A Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, he is a coeditor of Reform Judaism: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook (Greenwood Press, 1993).
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