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Abrahams, Joseph (1855–1938)

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Abrahams, who was rabbi of the Melbourne Hebrew congregation from 1882 until his retirement 14 years ago, died yesterday, in his 85th year.  

Rabbi Abrahams was born in London and educated at the Jews' College. He graduated at the universities of London, Melbourne, and Heidelberg (Germany). He was a brother of Dr. Israel Abrahams, an English Jewish scholar with a famous European reputation.  

He was a leading oarsman in his younger days in Melbourne, and for many years enjoyed a wide reputation as a scholar and a preacher of unusual intellectual attainments.  

The funeral will leave his residence, 25 Crimea street, St. Kilda, at 10 a.m. to-day for the Toorak road Synagogue, where a service will be conducted at 10.15 a.m. by Rabbi Dr. Friedman and Rabbi J. Danglow. The burial will take place in the New General Cemetery, Fawkner. 

W. G. Apps and Sons have charge of the funeral arrangements.

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'Abrahams, Joseph (1855–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/abrahams-joseph-4966/text25031, accessed 22 October 2019.

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