GOLLER, IZAK (1891–1939), English author and rabbi. Born in Lithuania, Goller was taken to England as a child. He served congregations in Manchester, London, and finally the Hope Place Synagogue in Liverpool, where his advanced social views and outspoken addresses led to his dismissal in 1926. With characteristic defiance, Goller subsequently reestablished himself in the Young Israel (Zionist) Synagogue in Liverpool. His verse collection, The Passionate Jew and Cobbles of the God-Road (1923), violently denounced the atrocities committed against the Jews of Eastern Europe after World War i. It was followed by A Jew Speaks! (1926), a book of poetry and prose which, like many of Goller's subsequent publications, was illustrated with the author's original "cartoons." Goller's novel, The Five Books of Mr. Moses (1929), was dramatized as Cohen and Son (1937), a Jewish mystery play in "three acts, ten scenes, and a melody," and first performed in London in 1932. Other plays on Jewish themes were Judah and Tamar, Modin Women, and A Purim Night's Dream (all in 1931), and The Scroll of Lot's Wife (1937). A statement of his faith as a Jew was contained in First Chapter – A Summary of the History of My People from Abraham of Ur to Herzl of Budapest (1936).
Temkin, in: jc (June 30, 1939); G.E. Silverman, in: Liverpool Jewish Gazette (June 24, 1960); idem, in: Niv ha-Midrashiyyah (Spring 1970), 74–81, English section.
[Godfrey Edmond Silverman]
"Goller, Izak." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 23, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/goller-izak
"Goller, Izak." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved May 23, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/goller-izak
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.