About the Collection

The Rabbi Jacob S. Raisin Papers digital collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, records, and photographs encapsulating the life and work of Rabbi Jacob Salmon Raisin and his family. A prolific writer and supporter of the Reform, Jacob Raisin served as rabbi of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) in Charleston, South Carolina from 1915 to 1944. He was a noted Hebraist and scholar, as well as the author of several books and numerous published and unpublished articles and essays on topics related to society and culture, religion, and philosophy. Notable in the digitized portion of the collection is the correspondence between Jacob Raisin and his wife, Jane Lazarus Raisin; several unpublished works written by Raisin; and photographs of Jacob Raisin and family members. Also of note in the collection are two diaries kept by Jacob S. Raisin documenting his life throughout the early years of his rabbinical career.

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