Isaac Klein

Rabbi Isaac Klein - photo courtesy Adler archives

Rabbi (1905-1979).  Born in Hungary.  Lived in Buffalo from 1953-1979.  Rabbi Klein was the rabbi of Temple Emanu-El and subsequently Temple Shaarey Zedek after the merger of Temple Emanu-El and Temple Beth David Ner Israel.  He had previously served as a United States Army chaplain in World War II and as a pulpit rabbi in Springfield, Massachusetts.  

His best known work is A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice (1979).  This book, sometimes called the Conservative shulkhan arukh, is a comprehensive practical guide to Jewish practices for laymen.

Rabbi Klein additionally wrote many responsa and other books, including a commentary on The Code of Maimonides, Book Twelve:  Book of Acquisition (1951).

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