Glazer, Nathan. "Four Rabbis in Search of American Judaism: Commentary on a History of Boston's Temple Israel." Commentary, 1955.
Excerpt: Temple Israel in Boston has enjoyed a succession of notable rabbis in its one hundred years of existence: Solomon Schindler, Charles Fleischer, Harry Levi, Joshua Loth Liebman, and today, Roland B. Gittelsohn. Nathan Glazer here describes the changing religious character and thinking of Temple Israel’s rabbis and finds in them an “almost perfect paradigm of Jewish religious development in America.” It seems to have become a custom among American Jews for the larger congregations to publish books to mark the celebration of their fiftieth, seventy-fifth, or hundredth birthday. In 1954 Temple Israel of Boston celebrated its centenary…