This day in Jewish history / Prominent American Jew 'Sir Oracle' is born
Cyrus Adler was behind most important American Jewish institutions, for all that he didn't command much contemporary respect.
September 13, 1863, is the birthdate of Cyrus Adler, the scholar and official who seems to have had a hand in the creation of most every American Jewish institution one could think of – and a few others as well. In addition, Adler had the distinction of being the first person to receive his Ph.D. in the field of Semitic studies in the United States.
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