Correspondence of Dr Salis Daiches

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Dr Daiches, 1918-32, including correspondence with organisations: League of Nations Union and Edinburgh University Settlement, 1925-8; Zionist organisations, including Keren Heyesod and the English Zionist Federation, 1925-8; Jews' College, London, 1928; Jewish educational organisations including the Central Committee for Jewish Education, 1925-8, B'nai Brith, 1926-8, and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1926; the Chief Rabbi's Office, 1918- 28; Jewish study societies, 1925-8; Jewish literary societies, 1925-6; Jewish publications, 1923-8; and with Jewish and other organisations, 1926-8 and 1932; correspondence with Edinburgh synagogues and with members of Edinburgh Jewry, 1926-8. Subject correspondence including mixed marriages, 1927-8; conversions to Christianity, 1926-7; legal matters, 1923-8; relief, appeals and charities, 1924-8; shechita, 1927; and pensions and insurance, 1925-8. Family correspondence, 1928.

Administrative / Biographical History

Daiches was rabbi of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation.

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