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Cyrus Adler, Ph.D.

President of the American Jewish Historical Society; Former President of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.

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MOÏSE – American Jewish family descended from Abraham Moïse, who was born in Alsace and emigrated to the West Indies, where he married a member of a Jewish family of St. Eustace. He amassed great wealth, but in 1791 was compelled to...
MOÏSE – American Jewish family descended from Abraham Moïse, who was born in Alsace and emigrated to the West Indies, where he married a member of a Jewish family of St. Eustace. He amassed great wealth, but in 1791 was compelled to...
MOÏSE – American Jewish family descended from Abraham Moïse, who was born in Alsace and emigrated to the West Indies, where he married a member of a Jewish family of St. Eustace. He amassed great wealth, but in 1791 was compelled to...
MONTANA – One of the northwestern states of the American Union. It was organized as a territory in 1864, and admitted as a state in 1889. It has the following Jewish communities: Helena, the capital of the state, with a benevolent...
MONTH – A unit of time; the period between one new moon and another. According to the account of Creation in Genesis, it was decreed that the "lesser light" should "rule the night" and serve "for signs and for seasons" (Gen. i. 14). The...
MONTREAL – Congregations. Metropolis of the Dominion of Canada, situated on an island in the St. Lawrence River; the most important center of Jewish population in British North America. In 1901 the Jewish population of Montreal was 6,790....
MORAIS, HENRY SAMUEL – American writer and minister; born May 13, 1860, at Philadelphia, Pa.; educated at private and public schools of that city. He received his religious instruction from his father, Sabato Morais. For about twelve years he was a...
MORAIS, SABATO – Early Years. American rabbi; born at Leghorn, Italy, April 13, 1823; died at Philadelphia Nov. 11, 1897. He was the elder son and the third of nine children of Samuel and Bona Morais. The Morais family came originally from...
MORDECAI – An American family of German origin, the founder of which settled in the United States in the second half of the eighteenth century. Several of its members took part in the military affairs of the nation. Of these members the...
MORDECAI ASTRUC – French liturgical poet; lived at Carpentras about the end of the seventeenth century. He was the author of several liturgical poems printed in "Seder ha-Tamid," a collection of prayers used at Carpentras, Isle, Avignon, and...
MORITZ, ALBERT – American naval engineer; born at Cincinnati, Ohio, June 8, 1860. He was educated at the College of the City of New York, graduating in 1877; in that year he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, from...
MORRISON, LEWIS – American actor, born at Jamaica, W. I., 1845. Morrison removed to the United States before his twentieth year and on the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted in the Federal Army. He served four years as an officer and after being...
MORSE, GODFREY – American lawyer; brother of Leopold Morse; born at Wachenheim, in Rhenish Bavaria, May 19, 1846; he removed to America in Sept., 1854, and went to Boston, where he attended the Brimmer Grammar School, the English High School,...
MORSE, LEOPOLD – American congressman; merchant; born at Wachenheim, Rhenish Bavaria, Aug. 15, 1831; died in Boston, Mass., Dec. 15, 1892. He attended the school of his native town until he was thirteen years old. Five years later he emigrated...
MORTON, MARTHA – American playwright; born Oct. 10, 1865, in New York city; educated in the public schools and at the Normal College. Among her contributions to the drama may be mentioned: "Helene," played by Clara Morris; "The Refugee's...
MORWITZ, EDWARD – American physician and journalist; born at Danzig, Prussia, June 11, 1815; settled in Philadelphia 1850; died there Dec. 13, 1893. He was given a thorough Jewish education in Danzig, then studied Oriental languages at Halle, but...
MOSES, ADOLPH – American rabbi; born at Kletchevo, Prussian Poland, May 3, 1840; died at Louisville, Ky., Jan. 7, 1902. He was a son of Israel Baruch Moses, from whom he received his early Talmudic training. For three years he attended the...
MOSES, ISAAC S. – American rabbi; born Dec. 8, 1847, at Santomischel, Posen. He was educated at Santomischel, Gleiwitz, and Breslau. The rabbinical diploma was conferred upon him by R. Salomon Rosenthal (Jaroczyn) and Dr. Bernhard Felsenthal...
MOSLER, HENRY – American genre painter; born in New York city June 6, 1841. He was taken to Cincinnati when a child and began to study art at the age of ten. In 1863 he went to Düsseldorf, where he studied drawing under Professor Mucke and...
MOSS, LUCIEN – American philanthropist; born at Philadelphia May 25, 1831; died there April 19, 1895; eldest son of Eliezer L., and grandson of John Moss. He received his education at New Haven, Conn., and Philadelphia, and became a machinist...
MOSS, MARY – American authoress; born at Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 24, 1864. Since 1902 she has been a prolific contributor of fiction and essays to the magazines. Her Jewish novel "Julian Meldola" appeared in "Lippincott's...
MOTTA, EMANUEL DE LA – Early settler in South Carolina; born in the Spanish West Indies Jan. 5, 1761; died May 15, 1821. His family is said to have fled to the New World to escape Spanish persecution. Emanuel was educated at Charleston, S. C., and...
MOTTA, JACOB DE LA – American physician; son of Emanuel de la Motta; born about 1789; died at Charleston, S. C., Feb. 13, 1845. He studied medicine, and was made a member of the South Carolina Medical Society in 1810. He became surgeon in the United...
MOURNING – Mourning Period. Manifestation of sorrow and grief over the loss, by death or otherwise, of a relative, a friend, an honored leader or prophet, or over a national calamity.—Biblical Data: It is recorded that Abraham mourned for...
MUHR, SIMON – American merchant, manufacturer, and philanthropist; eldest son of Henry Muhr; born at Hürben, Bavaria, April 19, 1845; died in Philadelphia Feb. 9, 1895. Muhr was vice-president of the Jewish Hospital, director of the Foster...