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Rabbi Joseph Miller was ordained at The Jewish Theological Seminary in 1922, and was the rabbi of Congregation Shaare Torah in Brooklyn. He died in 1967.
Rabbi Miller's papers consist largely of sermons in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish, 1920s-1960s. Also included are notes for sermons; lectures; newspaper clippings; and a few letters. Of note are lectures on the plight of the Jews in communist countries, based on Miller's trips there, 1940-1943. Also of note are sermons and radio talks, 1930s, in which Miller sought to make listeners aware of the dangers of the coming war.
|I. Sermons, 1905-1967|
|1||Banquets, environment, envy, ethics, family, fasts, festivals, funerals|
|2||Funerals, God, Hanukah|
|3||Holidays, ideals, immortality, installation, Jews in America|
|4||Judaism, Kedushim, Ki Titza|
|5||Labor, Lag Ba-Omer, leadership, leisure, life, Abraham Lincoln, liturgy, marriage/divorce, men|
|6||Men, miscellaneous, Mishpatim, Mitot|
|7||Morality, nature, New Year, Numbers, Nasa', peace|
|14||Peace/religion, peace to Israel, personalities|
|15||Philanthropy, Pirke Avot, prayers|
|16||Priesthood, prophecy, rabbis, radio talks, recitation, responsibility, Rosh Ha-Shonah|
|17||Science, science/religion, sects (Jewish), selichos, shabbat|
|18||Shemini, Shoftim, Spinoza, superstition, synagogue, Teshuvah, Thanksgiving letters|
|19||Thanksgiving letters, Trumah, United Synagogue, weddings, women|
|II. Lectures, 1912-1961|
|20||America, anecdotes, anti-semitism, Chanukah, community, confirmation, court of justice, crime (capital punishment), customs and ceremonies|
|21||Customs and ceremonies, dedications, dietary laws, discipline, drama, education, Falashas, family (clippings), freedoms (clippings), Hebrew University, history|
|22||Hygiene, Jews and Communism, Jewish archives, joy (clippings), library/Jewish books, literature, marriage documents, medicine, music, Palestine, photograph (of Joseph Miller), social justice, Talmud, theology, tolerance|
|23||Types of Jews, sex, sin, socialism, United Synagogue, war, wedding certificates, youth, Zionism (visits to Palestine), Zionism (lectures)|
|III. Notes, 1920s-1961|
|25||Friday night lectures at Ecumenical Council, Jews in Communist countries, Jewish values, speeches/documents, varia.|