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Manuscript Collection No. 813
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Born in New York in 1917, Morrison David Bial studied at Princeton Theological Seminary, served as a chaplain at Mitchell Field during World War II, and was ordained from the Jewish Institute of Religion in 1945. He spent over thirty years serving Temple Sinai in Summit, New Jersey, from 1953 until he became Rabbi Emeritus in 1985. From 1985–1995, Bial joined Temple Beth Shalom in Ocala, Florida, revitalizing its interfaith movement, and served as Rabbi Emeritus until his death in 2004. In 2000 he had his second Bar Mitzvah, officiated by Walter Zanger, a man whose own Bar Mitzvah he had officiated at 52 years earlier.
Bial spoke from pulpits in the United States as well as in Dublin, Glasgow, and London. He led a number of tours to Israel, and published thirteen books, including The Rabbi’s Bible: Torah and The Rabbi’s Bible: Prophets (began in 1966, co-authored with Solomon Simon), Liberal Judaism at Home: the Practices of Modern Reform Judaism (1971), and Your Jewish Child (1978). He and his late wife, Dorothy, had two children.
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Collection consisting of Biblical commentaries, miscellaneous writings, and a manuscript titled, Your Jewish Child, together with correspondence and papers concerning his work in establishing interfaith joint worship opportunities, Israel tour missions for Christian clergy, and materials concerning the music committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, chaired by Bial.
This collection is arranged in single series.
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Morrison D. Bial, by the act of donating this collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Morrison D. Bial and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Morrison D. Bial Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-813. Morrison D. Bial Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Morrison D. Bial Papers were received from Morrison D. Bial, Ocala, Florida, 1994–1995.
Processed by Processed by Kevin Proffitt, September, 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the American Jewish Archives's online catalog.
Central Conference of American Rabbis. Music committee
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Judaism -– Relations –- Christianity