Myer S. Isaacs: A Memoir

By Abram S. Isaacs

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1907

The author discusses the life of Myer S. Isaacs: attorney, philanthropist, and pillar of the New York Jewish community in the latter half of the 19th Century. The author discusses Isaacs's childhood and education at New York University, his professional life, his involvement with many Jewish organizations and causes, and the ideas Isaacs promulgated in public discourse. These ideas focused on the ideal of duty: duty to God through traditional Jewish practice, such as Sabbath observance, no matter the financial cost; duty to the secular state as a patriotic citizen; duty to help fellow Jews; and duty to help fellow human beings of all backgrounds.

Topic: History, Ritual, Shabbat, Sabbath, Biography, Modernity, Religion

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 8

Page Number(s): 19-33

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Isaacs, Abram S. Myer S. Isaacs: A Memoir. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1907: 19-33. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5480


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