Louis Finkelstein, 1895-1991

A collection of personal and family memories

Collected by his grandson Ernie Davis

Stories my grandfather used to tell.

More stories of my grandfather

Shabbas and the Chofetz Chaim

Louis Finkelstein and Hu Shih by Hilde Lewis

Stories of Rabbi Simon J. Finkelstein (translation of the introduction to Siach Yitzchak)

More stories of Rabbi Simon J. Finkelstein

Family History of Rabbi Yehudah Tzvi Finkelstein and a Visit to His Grave by Rabbi Dan Fink.

Pilpul on השתא הכא

Letters from Louis Finkelstein

The Dreams of Religion

Louis Finkelstein, by Philip Davis, from The Education of a Mathematician

Jokes

Personal memories

Bibliography of the writings of Louis Finkelstein

Acknowledgements

This has become something of a group project. The story ``Shabbas and the Chofetz Chaim'' was edited by Janina Frankel and Anna Rosen, the editors of The Jewish Journal at Yale when it was first published. The story ``Louis Finkelstein and Hu Shih'' was written by Hilde Lewis, and is reprinted here with her generous permisson. The piece ``Family History of Rabbi Yehudah Tzvi Finkelstein and a Visit to his Grave'' was written by Rabbi Daniel Fink for his blog, and is reprinted here with his permission. The passage from The Education of a Mathematician was written by my father, Philip Davis; he and my mother, Hadassah Davis, also contributed some of the stories here, and the letter, ``The Dreams of Religion''. I also thank my parents, my uncle Ezra Finkelstein, my wife Bianca, my sister Abby, my brother Joey, and my friends Leora Morgenstern and Harold Schuster for their assistance, comments, suggestions, and encouragement.

External links

Wikipedia
Louis Finkelstein and the Conservative Movement by Rabbi Michael Greenbaum (book description)
Eulogy for Martin Luther King, NBC Television, April 7, 1968.
New York Times obituary
Religion: A Trumpet for all Israel. Time magazine, 10/15/1951, cover story.
Jessica Feingold (Jewish Women's Archive)