Schorsch, Ismar

Schorsch, Ismar

(1935–  ) scholar, educator; born in Hanover, Germany. He came to the U.S.A. in 1938. He became a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, then joined the seminary as a professor of history. In 1986 he became the seminary's chancellor, and he helped found the Seminary for Judaic Studies in Jerusalem.
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