Dropsie College Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-15-1957

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Raphael Patai

Second Advisor

Bernard D. Weinryb


The purpose of this study is to gather, sift, analyze and evaluate the available source material pertaining to the emergence of the Chief Rabbinate as an official institution in the Land of Israel.

The analysis is more of an historical one than a sociological one. It is not pre-occupied with persent conditions as much as with past occurrences, which have prepared the ground for the present situation. It concluded with the Mandatory period. The division of the chapters, too, follows a chronological as well as topical pattern.


Library at the Katz Center - Archives Room Manuscript. BM390 .L476 1957.

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