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
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 10 or more adult Jews 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.
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.