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Adolph Hubsch papers

 Collection
Identifier: K0003
There are a total of sixty-seven letters to Adolph Hubsch, twenty-one of which are from his colleague Isaac Mayer Wise, considered the father of the American Reform Movement. Other correspondents include notable Jewish rabbis and scholars from Europe and New York, Baltimore and Chicago. The correspondence dates from from 1862-1897 and is primarily written in German, with some Hebrew. The material listed in this guide is processed and available for use, but there is additional material in the collection that is minimally processed and may not be available for research. Please contact the Kiev Judaica Collection, Special Collections for more information.

Dates

  • 1862-1897

Creator

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Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

The material listed in this guide is processed and available for use, but there is additional material in the collection that is minimally processed and may not be available for research. Please contact the Kiev Judaica Collection, Special Collections for more information.

Biographical Note

Adolph Hubsch (1830-84) was born in St. Nicolaus, Hungary on September 18, 1830. During his years as a student, he was an active participant in the failed Hungarian revolution of 1848-1849. Afterwards he presided as a rabbi in several towns and received a PhD from Prague University in 1861. In 1866 immigrated to the United States and became the first rabbi of Ahavath Chesed synagogue in New York City, where he preached until his death. Hubsch was an advocate of moderate Reform Judaism and he was active in the foundation of the Reform seminary, Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Hubsch was an eminent Talmudic and Semitic scholar and found great success in his ministry due to his charming manner and powerful oration. He published Gems from the Orient, a selection of Talmudic and oriental proverbs in 1877, and a memorial volume of his sermons and addresses was issued in 1885.

In 1996, I. Edward Kiev's personal library was donated to the Gelman Library at the George Washington University and the papers of Adolph Hubsch were included with the original donation.

Adolph Hubsch died in New York City, October 10, 1884.

Acquisition Information

This collection was part of the gift from the Kiev Family.
Title
Guide to the Adolph Hubsch papers, 1862-1897
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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