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Blogcast #1: Harry Houdini’s Dad Fired for Not Speaking English?

By Tom Interval Last June I wrote an article on my Harry Houdini blog asserting that Houdini’s father, Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weiss, was not fired by his congregation simply because he couldn’t speak English. I’ve decided to make that blog … Continue reading


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Harry Houdini’s Father

By Tom Interval From the time he arrived in the United States in 1876 to his death in 1892, Rev. Dr. Mayer Samuel Weiss, Harry Houdini’s father, struggled to support his family. I talk about those arduous years on my Houdini blog. … Continue reading

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