Leeser, Isaac

Leeser, Isaac

(1806–68) rabbi, author; born in Neuenkirchen, Westphalia (now Germany). He came to the U.S.A. in 1824. Founder of the first Hebrew school in Philadelphia and of Maimonides Training College, he was editor of The Occident and Jewish Advocate, a strong voice in Conservative Judaism. He translated the Hebrew Bible into English (1853) and was the first rabbi to preach in English.
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4) The collection of demographic data was a significant practice undertaken by Isaac Leeser, Isaac Mayer Wise, and others, and yet it has been ignored by scholars, who tend to be more interested in their spirited debates about religious reform.
On bigotry, see letters of Joseph Jonas and Joseph Abraham to Isaac Leeser, Isaac Leeser Correspondence, Microfilm #200, AJA.