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Julian Morgenstern

educator , rabbi

Julian Morgenstern, American rabbi, educator.


Morgenstern, Julian was born on March 18, 1881 in St. Francisville, Illinois, United States. Son of Samuel and Hannah (Ochs) Morgenstern.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Cincinnati, 1901. Rabbi, Hebrew Union College, 1902. University of Berlin, 1902-1903, University of Heidelberg, 1903-1904, Doctor of Philosophy, 1904, Doctor of Hebrew Literature, 1937, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1937, Doctor of Divinity, 1947.


Hannah (Mistress William A. Greenebaum). Rabbi at synagogue, Lafayette, Indiana, 1904-1907. Professor, Bible and Semitic langs., Hebrew Union College, from 1907, acting president, 1921, president 1922-1947, president emeritus, 1947.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Doctrine of Sin in the Babylonian Religion, 1905. A Jewish Interpretation of the Book of Genesis, 1920. Studies in the Calendars of Ancient Israel, 1924, 37.The Oldest Document of the Hexatench, 1927. The Book of the Covenant, 1928-1932. Amos Studies, Volume 1, 1941.The Ark, The Ephod and The Tent of Meeting, 1945. Contributor to mags.


Member Central Conference American Rabbis (secretary, 1907-1913), American Oriental Society (president Western branch 1919-1920, and of general society 1927-1928), Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis (president Midwest branch, 1938-1939, and of general society, 1940-1941), Alumni Association, Hebrew Union College (president 1916-1918), World Union for Progressive Judaism (American vice president), Jewish Agency for Palestine. Member B’nai B’rith, Theta Phi.


Married Helen Thorner, April.

Samuel Morgenstern

Hannah (Ochs) Morgenstern

Helen Thorner