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MS 326 Papers of Rabbi Israel Mattuck

Rabbi Israel Mattuck

Rabbi Israel Isidor Mattuck was born in Lithuania in 1883. He moved to the United States of America as a child and he trained for the rabbinate at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinatti. After serving in Far Rock, New York, and at Lincoln, Nebraska, Mattuck was invited to London by Claude Montefiore in 1911. Mattuck, together with Montefiore and Lily Montagu, were responsible for the development of national liberal Judaism in Great Britain. He was the rabbi of the Liberal Jewish synagogue from 1912 until his retirement in 1948; co-founder and for many years chairman of the World Union of Progressive Judaism and played a role in the setting up of the London Society of Jews and Christians. He died in 1954.

About the collection 

The archive contains sermons by Rabbi Mattuck, predominantly to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, but also some in Oxford, many about the war in Europe, 1940-1, and correspondence between Rabbi Mattuck and the twelfth Duke of Bedford, a founder a the chairman of the British People’s Party, discussing the political situation, 1941-2.

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