LEESER, ISAAC. Discourses on the Jewish Religion

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Lot 34

LEESER, ISAAC. Discourses on the Jewish Religion

Second Edition. Volume I, First Series pp. xii,410. Lightly browned. Later half-morocco marbled boards. 8vo Singerman 1956

Philadelphia: C, Sherman & Co 1867

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Though Leeser was involved in many activities on behalf of American Jews, according to Sussman; “His role as the pioneer Jewish preacher in the United States was closest to his heart.. In fact, the last project Leeser undertook was the publication of his Discourses.” See L. J. Sussman, Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism (1995) pp. 67 & 241. Indeed, Leeser considered his published sermons as his religious legacy