Scope and Contents
Researchers studying the Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Papers will gain insight into Jewish religious life in Atlanta, Georgia during the mid-to-late 20th century. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
- Creation: 1946 - 1997
- Feldman, Emanuel, Rabbi, 1927- (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman was born in 1927 to a family of Rabbis dating back more than seven generations. Rabbi Feldman was ordained at the Ner Israel Rabbinical College of Baltimore and accepted the pulpit at Congregation Beth Jacob in 1952. At that time the six-year-old congregation consisted of only 65 members. Over the years Rabbi Feldman immersed himself in Atlanta’s religious life. He spoke out on numerous issues including the controversial opening of the Atlanta Jewish Community Center on the Sabbath, the “Right of Return,” Kashruth, adoption, divorce, autopsy, and circumcision. Rabbi Feldman is a past Vice-President of the Rabbinical Council of America and the recipient of a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Arts degree from John Hopkins University. He later earned a doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta. He is the author of over forty published articles in magazines such as the Saturday Review, the New Republic, and various Anglo-Jewish journals. Rabbi Feldman is also the Editor-in-chief of Tradition magazine and has authored five books. Rabbi Feldman remained the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Jacob for over 40 years. In 1991, he was succeeded by his son, Rabbi Ilan Feldman.
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Rabbi Emanuel Feldman was the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Jacob (Atlanta, Ga.) for over 40 years. The files relate to the numerous issues that Rabbi Feldman involved himself during his tenure at Congregation Beth Jacob. Of special interest are the papers concerning the opening of the Atlanta Jewish Community Center on the Sabbath and the “Right of Return.”
The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
- Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Papers, Mss 111
- Sandra Berman
- October 2002
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