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From Christian Science to Jewish ScienceSpiritual Healing and American Jews$

Ellen M. Umansky

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195044003

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195044002.001.0001

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From Christian Science to Jewish Science
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Interviews and Correspondence

Botwin, Jack. Personal correspondence, July 8, 1988; series of letters and phone conversations, March–June 2003.

Brown, Samuel. Personal correspondence, April 1984.

Feibelman, Phyllis. Ongoing interviews and correspondence, March 1983–June 1988; January–July 2003.

Flam, Nancy. Telephone interview, June 9, 2003.

Friedman, Doris. Ongoing interviews and correspondence, November 1983–February 1998.

Friedman, Kate. Telephone interview, April 28, 1987.

Goldstein, Abraham. Interview, April 23, 1985. Ongoing personal correspondence, 1985–1998.

Goldstein, David. Ongoing interviews and correspondence, June 1985–July 2003.

Goldstein, Mildred. Telephone interview, March 18, 2003.

Harwood, Helen. Personal interview, December 18, 1983.

Hauptman, Harry. Personal interview, November 1983.

Lichtenstein, Immanuel. Personal interviews, June 1985; correspondence and telephone interviews, May–June 1985, March–June 2003.

Lichtenstein, Michael. Personal interview, June 17, 1985; correspondence and telephone interviews, June 2003.

Olitzky, Kerry. Telephone interview, June 11, 2003.

Rosenfeld, Sarah. Personal interview, December 18, 1983.

Sackton, Ivriah. Telephone interview, September 3, 1985.

Saldick, Evelyn Diamond. Telephone interview, March 17, 2003.

Schwartz, Bertha. Personal interview, January 18, 1984.

(p.230) Teller, Jeanne. Personal correspondence, April 20, 1984.

Weintraub, Simkha. Telephone interview, June 11, 2003.

Selected Journals, Newspapers, and Published Conference Proceedings

American Hebrew. New York, N.Y., 1879–1938. Microfilm, New York Public Library, New York, N.Y.

American Israelite. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1880–1907. Microfilm, Klau Library, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Athens Banner. September 18, 1920–May 31, 1922. Microfilm, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution. 1860–1922. Microfilm, Emory University Library, Atlanta, Ga.

CCAR Yearbook, 1912–1929, 1938, Cincinnati, Ohio; 1956, 1962, New York, N.Y. (CCARY)

Jewish Life. New York: Jewish Science Advance, 1925–1929.

Jewish Science Interpreter. New York: Society of Jewish Science, 1923–June 2003. (JSI)

Outstretched Arm. Jewish Healing Center/The National Center for Jewish Healing. Fall 1991–spring 2001.

Society of Jewish Science Year Book. New York: Society of Jewish Science, 1930–1984.

Times Picayune. New Orleans, La. 1974. Microfilm, Emory University Library, Atlanta, Ga.

Unpublished Documents and Archival Sources

Congregation Sha'arai Shomayim Archives, Spring Hill Avenue Temple, Congregation Sha'arai Shomayim, Mobile, Ala.

Clifton Harby Levy Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Morris Lichtenstein Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tehilla Lichtenstein Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Alfred Geiger Moses Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sackton, Ivria. “Journey to the Present, 1847–1989.” 2 vols. Personal possession, Ellen Umansky. Unpublished family memoir and letters.

Schwartz, Leon. “Reminiscences.” Unpublished memoir. Mobile, Ala., 1872–1919. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Society of Jewish Science Archives, New York, N.Y.

Tremont Temple Papers. Scarsdale Synagogue–Tremont Temple Archives, Scarsdale, N.Y.

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