NARROWE, MORTON


NARROWE, MORTON (1932– ), rabbi. Born in Philadelphia in the U.S., Narrowe came to Sweden in 1965 as rabbi for the Stockholm Jewish congregation, becoming chief rabbi in 1975 and emeritus in 1998. He was a member of the Swedish Bible Commission from 1974 to 2000 and in 1975 cofounded the Joint Jewish-Christian Interfaith Council. In 1977 he published a book entitled Handledning för sörjande ("Guidelines for the Bereaved") and in 1990 he received his doctorate at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. His thesis, "Zionism in Sweden: From Its Beginning until the End of World War I," provides unique insight into early Zionist history in Sweden. Rabbi Narrowe also wrote numerous newspaper and magazine articles about Jews and Judaism, and participated in many radio and TV programs.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Svensk-judisk litteratur 1775–1994 – en litter-aturhistorisk översikt (1995).

[Ilya Meyer (2nd ed.)]


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