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Braude (Rabbi William G.) papers
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Description
Scholarly papers, specifically the correspondence concerning each of his published books. Also sermons and diplomas of Rabbi Braude and miscellaneous off-prints, leaflets, brochures, and publications.
Background
Rabbi and scholar. Born in Telz, Lithuania, Braude arrived in the United States in 1920 and was ordained in 1931 by Hebrew Union College. Upon graduation and until his retirement he served as rabbi of a Reform congregation, Temple Beth El, in Providence, RI. Rabbi Braude was a central figure in the Reform movement, supporting traditional Jewish practices within the movement and promoting the concept of Hebrew Day schools. He published widely, especially critical editions and translations of the Midrashic literature.
Extent
45.5 Linear Feet (91 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Minimally processed but available for research. Please submit requests for material 36 hours in advance of use.