By Ne Cohn-Sherbok

From Karl Marx to the Marx brothers, the Routledge who is Who in Jewish historical past offers a whole reference consultant to over one thousand renowned women and men who've formed Jewish tradition. protecting twenty centuries of Jewish historical past it provides:* exact biographical info on every one prime determine* research in their function and value either in Jewish lifestyles and the broader tradition* a finished chronological desk exhibiting the heritage of the Jewish race* an invaluable thesaurus giving detailed definitions of Jewish phrases.

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He came into office during the schism in the British community over the formation of a Reform congregation in London. Through his unifying efforts during forty-five years in office, Adler helped to establish the United Synagogue, the Jewish Board of Guardians, and Jews College, London. He was succeeded by his son Hermann in 1891. ADLER, Saul Aaron 1895–1966. Israel parasitologist. Born in Russia, Adler grew up in Britain, qualifying as a specialist in tropical medicine at Liverpool University. In 1924 he joined the staff of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and three years later was appointed professor, and director of the Institute of Parasitology.

These early premonitions of the conflict to come strengthened Ahad Ha-Am’s doubts about political Zionism and mass immigration, as opposed to his concept of a cultural centre. In 1922, Ahad Ha-Am, who had been in poor health for some years, settled in Tel Aviv, where he lived quietly until his death five years later. His son Shlomo (1889–1969), who later took the Hebrew surname of Ginossar, married into the well-known HACOHEN family. He became the administrator of the Hebrew University. One of Ahad Ha-Am’s daughters, Rachel (1885–1957), practised as a lawyer in Jerusalem.

On the whole Provençal Jewry was in a fairly tolerable position both socially and economically. They were allowed to pursue their affairs in peace under the protection of the counts of Languedoc. However, they were not free from outrages, especially attacks by the mob on Christian holidays, with ecclesiastical connivance. Abraham ben-David settled in the small community of Posquières. In 1165 he is mentioned as the head of a rabbinical academy there which had already become famous. BENJAMIN OF TUDELA described the school, in which all the poor scholars were entirely supported by Abraham ben-David, who was a man of means.

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