Philip Birnbaum

American translator and writer

Philip Birnbaum(19041988) was an American religious author and translator.


  • The moon, appearing every month in several phases, is symbolic of the Jewish people whose history has assumed a variety of phases. Like the moon, they reappear aftern being eclipsed.
    • Daily Prayer Book (1949) p.562
  • The diversified authorship of the Prayerbook, embracing prophets and psalmists, legalists and poets, proclaims that all Israel has a share in its making.
    • Festival Prayer Book: Pesah (1971) p.IX
  • The very concept of repentance and atonement has made the Jewish outlook on life one of cheerfulness and confidence.
    • Festival Prayer Book: Yom Kippur (1960) p.IX
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