GUIDE FOR INSTRUCTION IN JUDAISM: A MANUAL FOR SCHOOLS AND HOMES.
New York : Philip Cohen. 1898. Item #41313
1st edition. 12mo. Original Publisher's Cloth, Viii, 138 pages. Singerman 5398, listing 5 copies. CONTENTS: Introductory; System of doctrines; System of duties; Religious observance; Appendix A; Appendix B. Kohler (1843-1926) was born in Bavaria and received his doctorate in 1867. "His university studies had shattered Kohler's Orthodoxy and his doctoral thesis, Der Segen Jacobs, took such a radical viewpoint that no rabbinic position was open to him. " In 1869, at the suggestion of Abraham Geiger, Kohler moved to the United States, leading congregations first in Detroit, Chicago and New York. An anti-Zionist, active member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and president of Hebrew Union College, he was a Reform leader. "[In 1885, ] replying to attacks by Alexander Kohut, he published a series of sermons entitled Backward or Forward (1885) . The outcome was his convening of the Pittsburg Conference of Reform rabbis and its adoption of a radical program on the basis of Kohler's draft. In 1903 Kohler was appointed president of Hebrew Union College and set about immediately to improve the curriculum and to bring fresh talent to the faculty. Upon his retirement, Kohler received the title of president emeritus. " (Temkin, EJ) See also Philipson, in: AJHSP, 31 (1928), 268–71; idem, in: CCARY, 36 (1926), 170–7; Enelow, in: AJYB, 28 (1926–27), 235–60; R.J. Marx, Kaufmann Kohler as Reformer (1951); J.L. Blau, in: K. Kohler, Jewish Theology (1968), xi–xii.; EJ. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism – study and teaching. Very Good Condition. (AMR-32-13B).