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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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Call to New York (1873)

Call to New York (1873)

(p.253) 21. Call to New York (1873)
Creating American Reform Judaism

Sefton D. Temkin

Liverpool University Press

This chapter investigates Isaac Mayer Wise’s appointment in New York. He was invited by the New York-based Congregation Anshe Chesed, causing him to resign from B’nai Jeshurun. Anshe Chesed dated back to 1828. At the time when Wise’s appointment was announced the congregation had been in a turmoil for nearly a year over the appointment of a rabbi. Yet they offered Wise a great deal of opportunities. The first was the 8,000-dollar salary, which was twice what he was receiving in Cincinnati. The second was the new temple which the New York congregation was about to dedicate, which was presumably in a fashionable part of the city, and would give the occupant of its pulpit the possibility of a commanding position. Finally, there was the opportunity of securing a lodgement in the East for his prayer-book and (though they are not mentioned) his ideas as to a union and a college.

Keywords:   New York, Anshe Chesed, New York congregation, prayer-book, Jewish union, Jewish college

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