This day in Jewish history / Conservative movement pioneer Solomon Schechter dies
On this day in 1915, rabbi, scholar and educator Solomon Schechter, who helped the Conservative movement in America take major steps forward in the beginning of the 20th century, died.
On November 19, 1915, rabbi, scholar and educator Solomon Schechter died at the age of 67, in New York City. Schechter, born in the Romanian town of Focsani in 1847, is remembered for landmark contributions in two principal fields. As one of the first to recognize the historical importance of the documents found in the Cairo Genizah, he arranged for a vast cache of them to be brought to Cambridge...
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