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.