Maurice Farbridge

Maurice Farbridge

Maurice Harry Farbridge (1893-1959) from Manchester, Lancashire, was a scholar, professor, and author. He studied at the University of Manchester (M.A., 1916), and was appointed a fellow there and assistant lecturer in oriental studies. He delivered a course of lectures at the Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, in 1924, and was at the same time acting librarian. In 1927, he was appointed the first professor at the University of lowa’s school of religion, where he taught Judaism from 1927 until 1929, when he was succeeded by Moses Jung. Thereafter he returned to England, where he continued his writing. Prof. Farbridge is the author of Studies in Hebrew and Semitic Symbolism (1923) and Judaism and the Modern Mind (1927); Life—a Symbol (1931); and Renewal of Judaism (1932). He edited the Festival Prayer Book for the United Synagogue of America (1927). Farbridge contributed an article on Semitic symbolism to James Hastings’ Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (1922). He died in Brighton, Sussex, England.

אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם (אשכנז)‏ | Adōn Olam (United Synagogue of America, 1927)

Contributed on: כ״ח באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-03-12) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Maurice Farbridge | Louis Ginzberg | Jacob Kohn |

The cosmological piyyut, Adon Olam, in its Ashkenazi variation in Hebrew with an English translation. . . .


מחזור לשלוש רגלים (אשכנז)‏ | Maḥzor l’Shalosh Regalim: Festival Prayer Book, arranged and translated by the United Synagogue of America (1927)

Contributed on: כ״א באלול ה׳תשע״ט (2019-09-20) by Aharon N. Varady (digital imaging and document preparation) | Maurice Farbridge | Jacob Kohn | Louis Ginzberg | United Synagogue of America |

The United Synagogue of America (now knows as the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism) compiled this Hebrew-English maḥzor for the three regalim (pilgrimage festivals: Pesaḥ, Shavuot, and Sukkot with Shmini Atseret.) Rabbi Dr. Louis Ginzburg was among the editors and writers who helped to compile the maḥzor. . . .


יִגְדַּל (אשכנז)‏ | Yigdal, by Daniel ben Yehudah (trans. United Synagogue of America, 1927)

Contributed on: כ״ח באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-03-12) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Maurice Farbridge | Louis Ginzberg | Jacob Kohn | Daniel ben Yehudah Dayyan |

The philosophical-creed-as-piyyut, Yigdal, in Hebrew with an English translation. . . .