Morais, Sabato, 1823-1897
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Contains letters and articles in manuscript to Leeser pertaining to: his work as editor of The Occident, his translation of the Bible and his other literary works; discussions concerning Jewish law, the Reform movement in the United States and in Curaçao; Reform and Orthodox Judaism in Albany, N.Y., Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson's anti-Semitic comments in the United States Congress; the founding of a synagogue in San Francisco; the condition of Jews and Jewish education in America and in England; equal rights for Jews in Massachusetts and North Carolina; the controversy over the Touro Monument; slavery and the Civil War; and converts to Judaism. Also includes information on Israel Joseph Benjamin's trip in the U.S., 1859-1862; Isaac Mayer Wise; Sabato Morais; a manuscript guidebook on Jewish ritual slaughter written by Moses Julian in Barbados in 1820; Moses Montefiore's report on his mission to Rome on behalf of the Edgardo Mortara affair; articles discussing Christian theology; the Jews in Cochin, India and in China; a Latin preface to Leeser's Hebrew Bible; a Portuguese prayer against the evil eye; and poems on topics of Jewish interest.
This collection contains primarily copies of Morais' sermons and addresses, both in published and manuscript form, the majority of the latter written in shorthand. Collection also contains the manuscript copy of his unpublished translation of the Book of Jeremiah (67 pages), a brief resume and explanation of the Laws of Shechita in manuscript form, a manuscript copy of a Contract of marriage at which he officiated (1862), a manuscript poem in Hebrew on the assasination of President Lincoln, a letter of condolence to Lucien Moss (1872), and clippings from the Jewish Messenger of a series of articles by Morais. Included with collection are 33 unidentified manuscript items, mostly in shorthand.