Dr. William Rosenau has been made rabbi for life of the Eutaw Place Temple. He already has served the Oheb Shalom Congregation for 32 years. In order to provide for the life tenure, the constitution, which requires that a rabbi he elected for terms of five years, was revised by the congregation at its annual meeting. October 21. This honor also was conferred on Dr. Rosenau’s predecessor, the late Dr. Benjamin Szold.
Dr. Rosenau is the author of several Hebraic books and translator of the Book of Esther for the English edition of the Bible issued under the auspices of the Jewish Publication Society of America.
In 1900 Dr. Rosenau received the degree of doctor of philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University for special studies in Semitic languages. Immediately after his graduation he was made an instructor at the university, in which he now holds the position of associate in post-Biblical Hebrew. Dr. Rosenau was born May 30, 1865, in Wollstein, Germany, where his father was the cantor of a congregation.
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