Lesser, Isaac


Lesser, Isaac
(1806-68)
   American rabbi and author. He was born in Westphalia, and went to America in 1824. From 1829 he officiated as hazzan to the Mikveh Israel Congregation in Philadelphia. He was editor of a monthly newspaper The Occident, and founded the first Jewish Publication Society of America. He published the first American trans-lation of the Bible and edited various prayerbooks.

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