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Isaac Leeser (1806-1868), undated, 1835


Scope and Contents

Contains two documents from rabbi and publisher Isaac Leeser of Philadelphia, a broadside proposal to start a school in Philadelphia and a advertisement to attract subscribers to a book by Leeser on Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Customs.


  • Creation: undated, 1835


Biographical Note

Isaac Leeser was a rabbi and publisher in Philadelphia.


From the Collection: 0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Isaac Leeser.
  • 1. Friesel, Evyatar, Lloyd P. Gartner, Arthur A. Goren, Walter Jacob, Leon A. Jick, Pamela S. Nadell, Robert Rockaway, Jonathan D. Sarna, June Sochen, and Stephen J. Whitfield. “The Greatest American Jewish Leaders: Introduction.” American Jewish History 78, no. 2 (1988): 169–200.
  • 2. Jewish Encyclopedia.
  • 3. Kiron, Arthur. Biographical Sketch of Isaac Leeser.
  • 4. Whiteman, Maxwell. “ISAAC LEESER AND THE JEWS OF PHILADELPHIA: A Study in National Jewish Influence.” Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society 48, no. 4 (1959): 207–44.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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