Abraham Cohen, MA, PhD, D.H.L.
|Birthplace:||Reading, Berkshire, England|
|Place of Burial:||Witton Jewish Cemetery Sec. K Row 7 Grave 1199 (K7 / 1199), Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom|
Son of Jacob Cohen and <private> Cohen (Skitten)
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Historical records matching Rev Dr Abraham Cohen MA, PhD, D.H.L.
About Rev Dr Abraham Cohen MA, PhD, D.H.L.
President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews
Minister at Singers Hill Synagogue, Birmingham
Editor of the Soncino Chumash
Abraham Cohen (born 1887, Reading, Berkshire; died 1957) was a Jewish-British scholar. 
He was the editor of the Soncino Books of the Bible and also participated in the Soncino translation of the Talmud and Midrash.  
He attended the University of London and Cambridge and was a minister of Birmingham Hebrew Congregation from 1933. He also participated actively in the World Jewish Congress and the Zionist movement. 
Everyman's Talmud The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic Sages (1932)
The Parting of the Ways: Judaism and the Rise of Christianity (1954)
REV. ABRAHAM COHEN
Birth: 1887 Reading Berkshire, England
Death: May 28, 1957
Anglo-Jewish clergyman, scholar, and communal leader, Dr. MA, PhD, D.H.L. He grew up in the East End of London, and was educated at London and Cambridge Universities. He became a minister in Manchester in 1909 and in 1913 minister to the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, where he remained for 36 years. He was active in the World Jewish Congress and in the Zionist movement. He was the first minister to preside over the Board of Deputies of British Jews (from 1949 to 1955), which he greatly strengthened by a combination of firmness and diplomacy. He edited the Soncino (municipality) Books of the Bible, himself translating the Psalms, and participated in the Soncino translation of the "Talmud and Midrash." His writings include "Everyman's Talmud" (1949 2 ), An Anglo-Jewish Scrapbook (1968 2 ), and "Teachings of Maimonides" (1927). He assisted Chief Rabbi Joseph.
Burial: Witton Jewish Cemetery Birmingham Warwickshire, England Plot: Sec. K Row 7 Grave 1199 (K7 / 1199)
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