Rev Yitzchok Isaac Leeser
יצחק ב"ר אוריFounding Editor, The Occident
Date of Death:
Sat. February 1, 1868 -
Shevat 8 5628
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Directions to Kever: Congregation Mikveh Israel 55th Street Cemetery is located in Philadelphia, The cemetery is open to the public only once a year on the Sunday before Yom Kippur. For other times or a private tour contact the Mikveh Israel office at (215) 922-5446 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: A tall obelisk in the middle of the cemetery.
Photo Caption: Rev Isaac Leeser of Philadelphia, Credit: Needed
Photo Caption: Title page of Rev Isaac Leeser’s book, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
Photo Caption: Cemetery location map
Rev Isaac Leeser founded The Occident, the first general American Jewish magazine. The Occident is one of the most important records of American Jewish life in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Rev Lesser was the first Rabbinic authority in the United Stated to introduce a weekly sermon as part of the Shabbos morning service delivered in English. The name Lesser is derived from his grandfather, whose Hebrew name was Eliezer.
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