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Edgar Magnin

Edgar Magnin (July 1, 1890 – July 17, 1984) was rabbi and spiritual leader of Wilshire Boulevard Temple (previously Congregation B’nai B’rith), the oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles, California. Magnin served at the temple for 69 years and was considered one of the most prominent Jewish leaders in the United States, sometimes called the "Rabbi to the Stars" because of his close connections to the Hollywood film industry.


Inauguration Day Prayer for President Richard M. Nixon by Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin (1969)

Contributed on: 23 Apr 2015 by the Congressional Record of the United States of America | Edgar Magnin |

This prayer by Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin was recorded in the United States’ Congressional Record on January 20, 1969. . . .

Prayer for Armed Forces in Combat, by Rabbi Dr. Edgar Magnin (1951)

Contributed on: 08 Jun 2022 by Aharon N. Varady (editing/transcription) | Edgar Magnin |

This prayer by Rabbi Dr. Edgar Magnin, then serving as rabbi of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, was included in the anthology, The Prayer Book of the Armed Forces (ed. Daniel A. Poling, 1951), p. 51. . . .