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Title Henry Cohen, Essays and Themes (Part 1)
Author Cohen, Henry (1863-1952)
Date c.1863-1952
Document Type Personal Account
Reference 3M326, Box 1
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Collection Name Cohen (Henry) Papers, 1850, 1881-1951
Description Various essays and addresses made by Rabbi Cohen as leader of the Temple B'Nai Israel, Galveston, Texas, on subjects of Judaism and the Nazi persecution of Jews. Also included are biographical notes of David S. Kaufman, statesman, soldier and lawyer, who migrated to Texas where he served as a representative for Nacogdoches County, Texas. There are also essays/notes written by Cohen about his work for the Prison Labour Committee and Texas Prison Board and reviews of John Masefield's poetry.
Series Description Papers concern Cohen's career and those of members of his family; his social welfare activities, especially in the fields of prison reform, hospitals, schools and immigration.
Biographical Note / History Henry Cohen was born April 7, 1863 in London England. In 1884 he was ordained a rabbi and led congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885) and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888) before transferring to Galveston, Texas where he led the Temple B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949. Cohen was influential in religious and social welfare activities in Texas; he was especially well-known for his work on hospitals, schools and immigration issues. A noted prison reformer, Cohen served on the Texas Prison Board. An authority on the Talmud, Cohen published a number of essays. He married Mollie Levy of Galveston and the couple had two children.
Theme(s) Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Places Galveston, Nacogdoches County, Bazoria County, Texas, United States; London, Liverpool, England; Palestine; Israel; Russia
Nationality American; American Indian; French; Greek; European; Russian; Jewish
People Cohen, Henry (1863-1952); Wendell, Oliver; Kaufman, Davis S; Johnston, Albert Sidney; McLeod, HA; Benjamin, Judah P; Davis, Jefferson; Masefield, John
Keywords religion, Jewish, Christianity, children, death, cultural identity, food, emigrant, persecution, Nazis, Zionism, government, languages, employment, politics, legislation, government, law, Cherokee, conflict, death, army, injury, marriage, education, newspaper, literature, reference, self-government, prison, crime, labour, societies, telegram, property, conflict
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin