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Kadushin, Maxlocked

(06 December 1895–23 July 1980)
  • Peter Ochs
  •  and Theodore Steinberg


Kadushin, Max (06 December 1895–23 July 1980), rabbinic scholar, was born in Minsk, Russia, the son of Solomon Phineas Kadushin, a merchant, and Rebecca Mazel. Solomon Kadushin, the son of the lumber dealer and noted collector of Jewish books Joseph of Viasin, brought his wife and children to Seattle, Washington, in 1897, where he opened a shop outfitting lumberjacks and gold prospectors. Max, like his father, received a secular as well as a religious education. As a child, he obtained his formal Jewish training from rabbis and tutors who occasionally traveled to Seattle. In 1912 he enrolled in both New York University, where he majored in philosophy and English literature, and the Teacher’s Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he studied under ...

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