American rabbi; born Nov. 9, 1859, in London, England; educated in London and at Columbia College, New York city, graduating in 1887 (M.A., Ph.D.), and at the Emanu-El Theological Seminary of New York city.

In 1883 Harris was elected rabbi of Temple Israel of Harlem, New York, a position he still holds (1904). He is vice-president of the Society for the Aid of Jewish Prisoners, second vice-president of the New York Board of Jewish Ministers, and a director of the Jewish Protectory.

Among his works are the following: "The People of the Book: a Biblical History" (3 vols.); "Selected Addresses" (3 vols.); two Chautauqua syllabi of Jewish history and literature from the Cabala to Mendelssohn. Harris has also contributed to the "Jewish Quarterly Review" and to the "North American Review."

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