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Maurice Henry Harris

rabbi

Maurice Henry Harris, British rabbi.

Background

Harris, Maurice Henry was born on November 9, 1859 in London, England. Son of Review Henry Lionel and Rachel (Lewis) Harris.

Education

Early education in London. Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1887, A.M., 1888, Doctor of Philosophy., 1889. Studied Emanuel Theological Seminary, New York.

Career

Rabbi Temple Israel, of City of New York, since 1882, full official, 1887. Past president New York Board of Jewish Ministers. Founder and president Harlem Federation Settlement.

President Eastern Council of Reform Rabbis. Author: People of Book—A Biblical History (3 vols.), 1895-1897. Two Chautauqua Syllabi of Jewish History and Literature from the Kabbala to Mendelssohn, 1899.

Wrote: Unitarianism and Judaism, North American Review, 1894. Are the Jews a Nation? Jewish Quarterly Review (London), 1890. A Thousand Years of Jewish History, 1904.

Jews of the Middle Ages, 1907. Modern Jewish History, 1909. A Confirmation Manual, 1919.

Home: New York, New York.

Connections

Married Kitty Green, of London, August 14, 1888. Children: Ruth Green, Mistress Naomi Wolfson, Adriel.

father:
Henry Lionel Harris

mother:
Rachel (Lewis) Harris

spouse:
Kitty Green

child:
Ruth Green Harris

child:
Mistress Naomi Wolfson Harris

child:
Adriel Harris