September 11, 1923

President Calvin Coolidge Writes to a Jewish American about the Book “Jewish Thoughts”

Typed Letter Signed
1 page
SMC 1650
This brief letter documents a rare instance of Calvin Coolidge communicating with a Jewish American and, rarer still, about an aspect of Judaism: here he thanks Hertz for a copy of the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire’s popular work, A Book of Jewish Thoughts:
 
Although I have had only an opportunity to glance through it, I can see that it will prove of interest and value.
 
A Book of Jewish Thoughts, a selection of Jewish wisdom through the millennia, was initially published by Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz in 1917; it ran to 25 editions, one of which came out in 1923 (Oxford).
Typed Letter Signed, as President, 1 page, quarto, The White House, September 11, 1923. To Emanuel Hertz.
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