Nathan Reisner, Student Papers.

  • Dates: 1941-1949
  • Size: 1.7 linear ft.
  • Number of Boxes: 2
  • Languages:
    • English
    • Hebrew
  • 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: Rabbi Avram Reisner
  • Date: July 26, 1991

HN, 8/8/91

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 Nathan Reisner graduated from the Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1949.

Collection Description

Included are Rabbi Nathan Reisner's lecture notes, reading lists, and other class materials (some with his annotations) accumulated while he was a rabbinical student at The Jewish Theological Seminary, 1941-1949. Copies of typed lectures on Jewish history distributed by Professor Alexander Marx make up about two thirds of the collection. In addition to Marx, Reisner's professors - represented by notes here - were: Salo Baron, Boaz Cohen, Moshe Davis, H.L. Ginsberg, Louis Ginzberg, Robert Gordis, Abraham S. Halkin, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mordecai Kaplan, Shalom Spiegel, Paul Tillich of Union Theological Seminary, and professors Larsen, Mendelsohn, and [Benzion?] Netanyahu.

Box List

Box  Folder(s)  Description 
  I. Class Materials, 1941-1949
      Salo Baron
1 1     Jewish History, Methods.., 1947;
 2     Jewish History, Twentieth Century, 1946-1947
      Boaz Cohen
 3     Codes, 1941-1943
      Moshe Davis
 4     American Jewish History, 1947-1948
      H.L. Ginsberg
 5     Minor Prophets; 2nd Isaiah; Jeremiah; II Kings, 1941
      Louis Ginzberg
 6     Rabbinics, 1942-1947
      Robert Gordis
 7     Introduction to Bible, 1944; Bible Text, 1947;
 8     Minor Prophets, 1945
      Abraham S. Halkin
 9     Apocalyptic Literature, n.d.; II Maccabees, 1947;
 10     Philosophy of History, 1946-1947
      Abraham J. Heschel
 11-12     Medieval Jewish Philosophy, 1946-1948
      Mordecai Kaplan
 13     Midrash, 1945-1946
 14     Midrash, Philosophy of Religion, 1947
 15     Midrash (with Alexander Marx), n.d.
 16     Hellenistic History, 1946
 17     Ancient Cultures and Institutions, 1949
 18     Spain
      Shalom Spiegel
 19     Medieval Hebrew Literature, 1945
      Paul Tillich
 20     Greek Philosophy
      Shalom Spiegel
2 1 (oz.)      Prayer and Synagogue, origins
  II. Alexander Marx Lectures, 1941-1949
 2-8     Unnumbered
 9-28     Numbered