Salis Daiches – Towards a Portrait of a Scottish Rabbi

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This article sketches the outlines of an intellectual biography of Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches (1880-1945) who served the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation from 1919 until his death. It seeks to establish his education and career path to understand his relationship to the religious leadership of the United Synagogue. It also considers the foundations of his model of a synthesis of traditional religious education and practice with an equivalent secular education and full participation in wider society. The article is a pilot of a larger research project on the religious and cultural history of Scotland’s Jews from the late nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-156
Number of pages13
JournalJewish Culture and History
Issue number2
Early online date11 Sept 2015
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Jews
  • Scotland
  • Daiches
  • religious history
  • orthodoxy
  • Enlightenment


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