President Calvin Coolidge Writes to a Jewish American About the Book "Jewish Thoughts"

September 11, 1923

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President Calvin Coolidge Writes to a Jewish American About the Book "Jewish Thoughts"
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      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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      THE WHITE HOUSE
      WASHINGTON

      September 11, 1923.

      My dear Mr. Hertz:

      Thank you very much for the kind thought which prompted you to send to me Dr. Hertz's book of "Jewish Thoughts".

      Although I have only had an opportunity to glance through it, I can see that it will prove of interest and value. 

      Very truly yours,


      CALVIN COOLIDGE



      Emanuel Hertz, Esq.,
      149 Broadway,
      New York, N. Y.  

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      THE WHITE HOUSE

      WASHINGTON, D.C.
      SEP 12
      7-PM
      1923


      Emanuel Hertz, Esq.,
      149 Broadway,
      New York, N. Y.