Book details: THE JEWS OF RUSSIA AND POLAND: A BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THEIR HISTORY AND CULTURE
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Russia & Poland) Friedlaender, Israel
THE JEWS OF RUSSIA AND POLAND: A BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THEIR HISTORY AND CULTURE
Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, 1915
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 214 pages. Maps on endpapers. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Soviet Union. Jews -- Poland. FRIEDLAENDER, ISRAEL (18761920) , scholar, Zionist, community activist. Friedlander was born In Kovel, Poland, and raised In Praga-Warsaw. After proving his ability at an early age to master biblical and rabbinic texts, he moved, like many promising scholars of his generation, to Berlin, where he enrolled in the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary. Matriculating at the University of Berlin, he then transferred to the new German University of Strasbourg, where he earned a Ph. D. In Semitic languages under Theodor Noeldeke. In his dissertation, he argued for the purity of the Arabic language in Maimonides's Guide to the Perplexed. Denied a German University post because of antisemitism, in 1903, Friedlaender welcomed an invitation by Solomon *Schechter to join the faculty of the reorganized Jewish Theological Seminary as a professor of Bible. Two years later, he married Lilian Ruth Bentwich, daughter of the prominent British Zionist Herbert *Bentwich . (EJ, Shargel) Very good condition in good dust jacket. (SPEC-33-1), SPEC6, comhist2, ee2, INBT, MEA
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