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Isidore Lewinthal

Rabbi Isidore Lewinthal (1852-1922), born in Seelow, Germany, served as rabbi of Ḳ.Ḳ. Ohavai Shalom (Vine Street Temple) in Nashville, Tennessee. Educated in Europe, he was ordained in 1873 by Rabbi James Koppel Gutheim. He served as a rabbi in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and at Congregation Beth-El in San Antonio, Texas before arriving in Tennessee. After joining Vine Street Temple in 1888, he remained in Nashville for the remainder of his life, additionally serving as the president of the Federation of Jewish Charities in Nashville, and vice president of the Tennessee State Board of Charities. Besides contributing articles to magazines and newspapers, short biographies note he also published a work,Scripture Questions, although we have been unable to locate a copy. (If you know more, please contact us.)

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Isidore Lewinthal on 17 January 1917

Contributed on: 13 Jan 2024 by Isidore Lewinthal | United States Congressional Record |

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 17 January 1917. . . .

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