Isaacs, Samuel Myer

(1804-78)
   Preacher and communal leader. He was born in the Netherlands and first settled in London, where he served as principal of an orphan asylum. He emigrated to the US in 1839. He was the first cantor and preacher of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York. Later he became rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Tefila. He founded the first English-language Jewish weekly in the US, The Jewish Messenger, which supported the abolition of slavery and opposed Reform Judaism. In 1859 he was one of the organizers of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites, which advocated Jewish civil and religious rights.

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