Drachman, Bernard

   American Orthodox rabbi. He was born in New York and served as an Orthodox rabbi there and in Newark, New Jersey. He was the first Orthodox rabbi to preach in the vernacular in the US and was one of the founders of the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he taught from 1887 to 1902. He later taught at Yeshiva College and from 1908 to 1920 served as president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations. He translated Samson Raphael Hirsch's Nineteen Letters of Ben Uziel'mto English.

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