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Max Wertheimer was ordained as a rabbi by the Hebrew Union College in 1889. He was rabbi of Temple B'nai Yeshurun in Dayton, Ohio, but resigned as rabbi in 1899. He converted to Christian Science in 1900. In 1904 he became a Baptist missionary to the Jews.
Dana Evan Kaplan, "Rabbi Samuel Freuder as a Christian Missionary: American Protestant Premillennialism and an Apostate Returner, 1891-1924," American Jewish Archives 50, no. 1 (1998): 46.
Ellen M. Umansky, From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004), 26–27.
David Max Eichhorn, Evangelizing the American Jew (Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David Publishers, 1978), 180.
“Max Wertheimer,” The American Converts Database, accessed October 17, 2018, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/679.
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