Joseph Miller (d.1967), Papers.

  • Dates: ca. 1920s-1967
  • Size: 10 linear ft.
  • Number of Boxes: 25
  • Languages:
    • English
    • Hebrew
    • Yiddish
  • Location: Special Collections Reading Room, Jewish Theological Seminary Library.
  • Restrictions: Reproduction of fragile items is not permitted; consult the archivist about literary rights.
  • Gift Of: Amos Miller
  • Date: December 12, 1990

FM, 7/90

Table of Contents:

A Note on Folder Headings

Individual folders are identified in the following way on the left side of each folder: Name of Collection, box #/folder#, as in Ben Zion Bokser Papers, 4/22. Please use this format in citations and when referring to files for any other reason.

Biographical Note

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.

Collection Description

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.

Series List

  • I. Sermons, 1905-1967
  • II. Lectures, 1912-1961
  • III. Notes, 1920s-1961

Box List

Box  Folder(s)  Description 
  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
8-13  Parashot
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
24  Bible, books
25  Friday night lectures at Ecumenical Council, Jews in Communist countries, Jewish values, speeches/documents, varia.