Rabbi Abraham Millgram

Rabbi Abraham Ezra Millgram (1900-1998) served as a congregational rabbi, a Hillel director, and from 1945 to 1961, Educational Director of the Commission on Jewish Education of the United Synagogue of America. During several decades of active retirement in Jerusalem, he published a number of books, including <i>Jerusalem Curiosities</i> (Jewish Publication Society) and <i>A Short History of Jerusalem </i>(Jason Aronson).


Articles by Rabbi Abraham Millgram

Biblical Prayer

Spontaneity and creativity were hallmarks of prayer in the time of the Bible.

Kabbalah & Jewish Prayer

By adding new hymns, prayers, and meditations, medieval Jewish mystics reframed Jewish worship in their own esoteric terms.

Minyan: The Congregational Quorum

Only in a group of ten or more is there sufficient sanctity to recite certain public prayers.

Kippot (Head Coverings) in Synagogue

Changing trends in the use or non-use of a head covering in synagogue has been an indicator of changing relations with the surrounding community.

Pre-Modern Synagogue Architecture and Interior Design

Synagogues share certain functional interior furnishings, but there is no architectural design or artistic style that characterizes a synagogue.

Reinterpreting Tefillin

Some interpretations of the meaning of tefillin have faded, and others have been invented to take their place.

The Tallit: Spiritual Significance

The commandment to attach fringes to garments was invested with deep theological meaning.