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Isaac Leeser

Born: Dec 12, 1806

Death: Feb 1, 1868

Birthplace: Neuenkirchen

Nationality: Germany

Isaac Leeser

Date of Birth : Dec 12, 1806
Date of Death : Feb 1, 1868
Birth Place : Neuenkirchen

Isaac Leeser was an American, Ashkenazi Jewish lay minister of religion, author, translator, editor, and publisher; pioneer of the Jewish pulpit in the United States, and founder of the Jewish press of America. He produced the first Jewish translation of the Bible into English, as well as editions of the liturgy. He is considered one of the most important American Jewish personalities of the nineteenth century America.

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