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Abrahams, Israel (1858–1925), Jewish scholar and historian, was born on 26 November 1858 at 10 Finsbury Square, London, the second son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Barnett Abrahams (1831–1863) and his wife, Jane, née Brandon (1834–1895). His father was principal of ...

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Israel Abrahams (1858–1925) by Isaac Cohen Liberal Jewish Synagogue

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Aguilar, Grace (1816–1847), writer on Jewish history and religion and novelist, was born on 2 June 1816 in Hackney, Middlesex, the eldest of the three children of Emanuel Aguilar (1787–1845), merchant, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1854), daughter of Jacob Dias Fernandez...

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Domb, Cyril [later Cyril Yechiel Domb] (1920–2012), theoretical physicist and Jewish scholar, was born Cyril Dombrowsky at 166 Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, on 9 December 1920, the first child of Joel (or Yoel) Dombrowsky, cardboard box manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah, née...

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Edersheim, Alfred (1825–1889), biblical scholar, was born in Vienna of Jewish parents on 7 March 1825. His father, Marcus Edersheim, a banker and a man of culture and wealth, had come originally from the Netherlands, and his mother was Stéphanie, née Beifuss, of a well-known ...

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Ezekiel, Solomon (1781–1867), tinsmith and writer on Jewish matters, was born at Newton Abbot, Devon, on 7 June 1781, probably the grandson of Abraham Ezekiel (d. 1799), a silversmith who had come from the Rhineland about 1745 and settled in Exeter, where he had founded a synagogue in 1763–4. ...

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Friedlander, Albert Hoschander (1927–2004), rabbi and writer, was born on 10 May 1927 in Berlin, the son of Alexander Friedlander, textile broker, and his wife, Salome. He had a twin brother, Charles, and a sister, Dorrit, born two years earlier. The date and place of his birth meant that he grew up in what soon became Nazi ...

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Ginsburg, Christian David (1821–1914), Bible scholar and missionary, was born on 25 December 1821 in Warsaw, Poland, to Baruch Ginsburgh (or Güntzberg). Little is known about his Jewish family of birth. Family tradition maintains that his parents lived in Spain before migrating to ...

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Hart, Eliakim ben Abraham [Jacob] (1745x50–1814), writer in Hebrew on religion and science, was born in London probably between 1745 and 1750, the son of Abraham Hart. The name of Hart's mother is unknown, but his paternal grandfather had come from Eisenstadt in ...

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Hurwitz, Hyman (1770–1844), biblical scholar, was born at Posen in Poland and raised in the Jewish community there. He came to England about 1800 and opened a private academy for Jews at Highgate, Middlesex, where he became a close friend of the poet ...

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Joseph, Morris David (1848–1930), Jewish minister and theologian, was born on 28 May 1848 at 17 Green Street, Long Acre, London, one of the seven children (four girls and three boys) of David Joseph and his wife, Amelia Levi. The son of a schoolmaster who was also the minister of ...

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Kalisch, Marcus Moritz (1825–1885), Hebraist and biblical commentator, was born of Jewish parents at Treptow, Pomerania, on 16 May 1825. He was educated in Berlin, first at the Gymnasium of the Grauer Kloster, then at the University of Berlin, where he studied classical philology and Semitic languages, and finally at the rabbinical seminary. In 1848 he gained doctorates at the universities of ...

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Levison, Mordechai Gumpel Schnaber [pseud. George Levison] (1741–1797), physician and theologian, was born in Germany. He studied rabbinics in Berlin with the distinguished Talmudist David Fraenkel as a young man, before departing for London in 1771. He was drawn to England by the wonderful opportunity for a young foreign-born Jew to study at the medical course of the famous surgeon and physiologist ...

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Picciotto, James (1830–1897), historian of Judaism, was born in Aleppo, Syria, on 22 November 1830, the son of Moses Haim Picciotto (d. 1879). He belonged to a distinguished family of merchants and community leaders. His father settled in England with his family in 1843, and took an active part in the governance of Anglo-Jewry....

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Rayner, John Desmond (1924–2005), rabbi and liturgist, was born Hans Sigismund Rahmer, in Berlin, Germany, on 30 May 1924, the only son and younger child of Ferdinand Josef Adolf Rahmer (1887–1942?), chief French correspondent at Deutsche Bank, and his wife, Charlotte, née Landshut (1897–1942?)...

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Tang, Abraham ben Naphtali [Abraham Abrahams] (d. 1792), theologian and historian, was probably born in London. He was the grandson of Abraham ben Moses Taussig Neungreschel (thus the acronym Tang), a Prague rabbi who died in 1699. His son Naphtali left Prague...

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Tremellius, (Joannes) Immanuel (1510–1580), Hebrew and biblical scholar, was born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1510. His parents were Jews, and he had at least one brother. In Ferrara he received a traditional Jewish education as well as a humanist training in Latin and Greek, and, when he was twenty, proceeded to the ...

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Veil, Charles Marie de (1630–1685x91), religious convert and biblical commentator, was born in the Jewish quarter of Metz, then an imperial city, but from 1648 part of France, the grandson of Jaquetiel David (d. 1679) and son of David Weil (d...

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Vermes, Geza (1924–2013), historian of ancient Judaism, was born on 22 June 1924 in Makó, in south-eastern Hungary, the only child of Ernõ Vermes (1877–1944), journalist, editor, and poet, and his second wife, Terézia, née Riesz (1895–1944), schoolteacher. Both his parents died in ...