Max Klein (1885-1973), Notes for Seder Avodah for Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur.

  • Dates: 1961
  • Size: 0.1 linear ft.
  • Number of Folders: 1
  • Languages:
    • English
    • Hebrew
  • Location: Special Collections Reading Room, Jewish Theological Seminary Library.
  • Restrictions: Reproduction of fragile items is not permitted; consult the archivist about literary rights.
  • Gift Of: Rabbi Shamai Kanter
  • Date: 1988

NRW, 8/4/94

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A Note on Folder Headings

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Biographical Note

Rabbi Max Klein was born in New York City in 1885 and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1911. In addition to serving as rabbi at Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Philadelphia for over fifty years, Rabbi Klein wrote, edited, and translated two prayer books: Seder Avodah for Sabbath, Festivals, and Weekdays, 1951 and Seder Avodah for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, 1960.

Collection Description

In 1961 Rabbi Shamai Kanter planned to review Max Klein's Seder Avodah for Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur for the Rabbinical Assembly's journal, Conservative Judaism. To help with the review, Rabbi Klein sent Kanter a group of notes, what he called "a guide to the contents of the volume" along with the book. Included here is Klein's letter to Kanter, February 2, 1961, and his series of notes explaining the choices he made in the book.