Rabbi Max Arzt z"l (d. August 31, 1975) was the vice chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, was Israel Goldstein Professor of Practical Theology. After his ordination by the seminary in 1921, he was rabbi of Temple Beth El in Stamford, Conn., and, from 1924 to 1939, rabbi of Temple Israel in Scranton, Pa. In 1939, Rabbi Arzt came to the seminary as director of field activities and associate professor of practical theology. He was named vice chancellor in 1951 and Israel Goldstein Professor in 1962. A former president of the Rabbinical Assembly of America, Dr. Arzt was a United States delegate to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Congress in London in 1959 and a charter member of the advisory council of the International Movement for Atlantic Union. He was the author of “Justice and Mercy: A Commentary on the Liturgy of the New Year and the Day of Atonement” and a contributing editor of the magazine Judaism. Dr. Arzt was also chairman of the Joint Prayer Book Commission of the United Synagogue of America and the Rabbinical Assembly. (Edited from his obituary, NY Times)
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