Item 6977. FILL A BLANK PAGE: A BIOGRAPHY OF SOLOMON SCHECHTER.

FILL A BLANK PAGE: A BIOGRAPHY OF SOLOMON SCHECHTER.

New York: United Synagogue Commission On Jewish Education. 1965. Hardcover. Item #31520

8vo. X, 114 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Schechter, Solomon, 1847-1915. CONTENTS; The world outside; Vienna, then Berlin; And then England; A home of his own; The great treasure hunt; The treasure goes to England; The mysterious Jewish kingdom; Farewell to England; The blank page; The seminary goes forward; The scholar; The Zionist; The United Synagogue; In a world at war; The burning bush. Schechter (1847-1915) , born in Rumania, was president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Before that he taught in England at Cambridge University and University College, London. “His fame rests on the scholarly recovery of the Cairo Genizah. It created a sensation in the world of scholarship, and in its wake Jewish history and the history of Mediterranean society were and are being rewritten. Over one hundred thousand manuscripts and manuscript fragments were brought to England and presented to Cambridge University by Schechter and Charles Taylor, the master of St. John's College who had made Schechter's trip possible. ” He became president of the JTSA in 1902, and held that position for the rest of his life; he was also an early Conservative leader. (EJ, Ben-Horin) Has dust jacket. Ex library. Very good condition. (AMR-34-35).

Price: $100.00

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