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Jewish Institute of Religion (New York, N.Y.)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Isaac Edward Kiev (1905-1975) was born in New York City to Nathan and Anna (Radin) Kiev. In 1924, Kiev entered the Jewish Institute of Religion [JIR], a new rabbinical seminary established just two years earlier by renowned Jewish leader and activist Stephen S. Wise. In 1925, Kiev began work as a page in the JIR library to help pay for school and soon he took on more responsibilities including cataloging the Hebrew manuscripts. Although Kiev did not complete his studies at the JIR, he continued...
Dates: circa 1860-circa 1980
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract Series one consists of correspondence primarily to and from Stephen S. Wise. There are nearly two hundred letters dating from 1905-1953, with the bulk of correspondence from 1907-32. Series two consists of diaries, notes, addresses, and research guides related to Stephen S. Wise from 1908-1952, with the bulk of materials from 1908-1927. Included are three sets of personal diaries ranging from 1910-14 and 1921-22, notes from his trip to Palestine in 1922, and a number of undated writings on...