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Creating American Reform JudaismLife and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise$
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Sefton D. Temkin

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774457

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.001.0001

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The Israelite

The Israelite

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3. The Israelite
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Creating American Reform Judaism
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Sefton D. Temkin

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0019

This chapter examines the role played by the Israelite in establishing Wise as a leader of American Jewry. The Israelite was a newspaper, of which Wise became the editor in addition to his responsibilities as a preacher. It carried his voice throughout the land, and made some people fear his censure and others curry his favour. It brought him callers and information from all parts. And, as in those days many railways provided free passes for newspaper editors, it gave him the means of undertaking the many journeys to distant congregations which did so much to enhance his influence among the communities of the South and the West.

Keywords:   Israelite, Jewish newspapers, newspaper editor, railways, congregations, American Jewry

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