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RABBI STEPHEN S. WISE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/09/1929 - HFSID 322792

STEPHEN SAMUEL WISE Signed letter of the reform rabbi as head of the Free Synagogue, responding to a collector. Typed letter signed: "Stephen Wise, 1p, 8½x7¼. New York City, New York, October 9, 1929 On official letterhead of the Free Synagogue, New York to Miss Marion C. Deane, Virginia.

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STEPHEN SAMUEL WISE
Signed letter of the reform rabbi as head of the Free Synagogue, responding to a collector.
Typed letter signed: "Stephen Wise, 1p, 8½x7¼. New York City, New York, October 9, 1929 On official letterhead of the Free Synagogue, New York to Miss Marion C. Deane, Virginia. In full: "I am very sorry to think that you had to write twice in order to add my autograph to your very interesting collection. Will you permit one who is not a collector to offer you the hint that one who is a collector ought always to enclose with a letter requesting an autograph, an envelope that is self-addressed and stamped. With this letter goes every good wish for you and your restoration to entire health, and your continued joy in the hobby which is your won. Faithfully yours." Stephen Samuel Wise (born in Budapest, Hungary, 1874-1949) was an American Reform rabbi and Zionist leader, founder of the Free Synagogue, in New York City. Established on his principal to "question whether the pulpit shall be free or whether the pulpit shall not be free, and, by reason of its loss of freedom, reft of its power for good", the Free Synagogue opened its doors in 1907, officially marking the age of the "free Synagogue" movement. An early supporter of Zionism, Wise committed his social causes to Political Zionism, founding the New York Federation of Zionist Societies in 1897 and serving as a delegate and secretary at the Second Zionist Congress in 1898. His other important public and charitable positions include the first vice-president of the Oregon State Conference of Charities and Correction, Commissioner of Child Labor for the State of Oregon, founder of the Peoples' Forum of Oregon, co-founder of NAACP, founder of the Jewish Institute of Religion (now part of the Hebrew Union College), and position secretary of the Federation of American Zionists (FAZ). Along with other gracious and dedicated world leaders, Wise was also a close personal friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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