ISAACS, ABRAM SAMUEL: Jewish rabbi; b. in New York City Aug. 30, 1852. He was educated at New York University (B.A., 1871) and the University of Breslau (1878), and since 1886 has been connected with New York University, where he has been professor of Hebrew (1886-94) and German (since 1887). He was also preacher to the East 86th Street Synagogue, New York City, in 1886-87, and since 1896 has been rabbi of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, Paterson, N. J. He was editor of The Jewish Messenger from 1878 to 1903 and has written, Life and Writings of Moses Chaim Luzzatto (New York, 1878) and Stories from the Rabbis (New York, 1894).