Jacob Behrman, publisher of Behrman House, dies at 91

(JTA) — Jacob Behrman, the longtime publisher of the Jewish educational material publishing company Behrman House, died at the age of 91.

Behrman took over the family business from his father, Louis, who founded the company, in the late 1940s.

Under Jacob Behrman’s leadership, the company published several books and religious texts used primarily, though not exclusively, in religious school education over the past half century. According to the company website, Behrman saw the textbooks that his children brought home from religious school and believed he could improve upon them. These works include “The Traditional Prayer Book for Sabbath and Festivals” by David de Sola and the Jewish Heritage Series.

Behrman died on Sept. 23.

 

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