Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of materials relating to Jewish religious life in Europe from the 1830s to the 1930s. Topics include: marriages, births, divorces, deaths, bar mitzvahs, holidays, the Sabbath, daily customs, ritual slaughter (shehitah), ritual baths, mezuzahs, prayers, rabbis. Items include: marriage contracts, divorce deeds, wedding invitations, birth announcements, bar mitzvah speeches, New Year's cards, correspondence, photographs.
This collection holds material relating to Karl Rosenthal, rabbi of the Berlin Reform Congregation and Temple of Israel in Wilmington, North Carolina. Items in this collection center on his life, especially his time as rabbi in Berlin, as well as on the life of his wife. In addition to biographical material, the collection also holds Karl Rosenthal's writings, such as sermons and published articles. There are also two tapes of a lengthy interview with Trudie Rosenthal that describe the Rosenthals' life in Germany.
This collection holds foremost copied typescripts of holiday sermons of Rabbi Max Nussbaum, given in Berlin 1935 to 1940. Synagogues include Friedenstempel and those in Lützow-, Levetzov-, and Joachimsthaler-Strasse. Also included are manuscripts by Max Nussbaum, as well as some correspondence and clippings.
The Milton Steinberg (1903-1950) Papers documents the personal and intellectual life of the American author, philosopher, rabbi, teacher, and theologian. The collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, audio recordings, and memorabilia. In addition to numerous articles, he authored several books including, The Making of the Modern Jew (1934), As A Driven Leaf (1939), A Partisan Guide to the Jewish Problem (1945), Basic Judaism (1947), A Believing Jew (1951), Anatomy of Faith (1960), and A Prophet’s Wife (2010). In a professional career that lasted a little over twenty years, he served as rabbi at three synagogues, primarily at the Park Avenue Synagogue. In addition, he was active in the community at large, and worked with many Jewish community and civic organizations. As a disciple of Mordecai Kaplan, he and others helped to establish the Reconstructionist movement of American Jewry.
The collection contains mainly sermons and manuscripts by Rabbi Henry Joseph Messing, one of the earliest reform rabbis in America. The collection is arranged into two series and three subseries. Materials in the collection include sermons, manuscripts, non-liturgical texts, newspaper clippings, and notebooks.
The collection from the estate of Salomon Baer Spiro holds two volumes of bound manuscripts containing the Hebrew writings and religious interpretations of rabbis and community members in Silesia. Also included are explanatory notes for the manuscripts and one of its authors - Joseph the Preacher, as well as loose leaves found between the manuscript pages.