Louis Finkelstein, 1895-1991
A collection of personal and family memories
Collected by his grandson
Louis Finkelstein, by Philip Davis,
from The Education of a Mathematician
Simon J. Finkelstein and other ancestors
of Rabbi Simon J. Finkelstein
Edition of the Siddur with Commentary, by Simon J. Finkelstein.
Siach Yitzchak is also online at
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.
Video of Louis
about The Eternal Light (Starts at 1:20)
Feingold (Jewish Women's Archive)
This has become 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 translation of the introduction to Siach Yitchak was done
by Joseph Davis.
The vast majority of the information in the family tree was collected by Anne
Kandel; other family members also contributed information, as noted there.
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.