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...Wise, Isaac Mayer x, Isaac M. Wise was born on 29 March 1819 in Steingrub, Bohemia (now Kammeny Dvur, Czech Republic). Isaac's early ambition to become a rabbi was frustrated by childhood poverty. After his father's early death, Wise...
...Berkson, Isaac Baer Isaac Berkson was born on 23 December 1891 in New York City, and died there on 10 March 1975. His main interests were in Jewish philosophy and education. He received his BA from City College of New York in 1912. He...
...Borowitz, Eugene Bernard Eugene B. Borowitz was born on 20 February 1924 in Columbus, Ohio. He received his BA from Ohio State University in 1943. He then attended the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, receiving rabbinic ordination...
...David Friedländer was born in Königsberg on 6 December 1750 and died in Berlin on 25 December 1834. He was the son of Joachim Moses Friedländer, a Jewish banker and merchant in Königsberg, and uncle to Michael Friedländer , the famous...
...Junius Frey was born as Moses Dobruschka in Brünn (today Brno, Czech Republic) on 12 July 1753. He died relatively young, in 1794, executed during the French Revolution together with Danton at the guillotine in Paris. During his life he...
...Lazarus, Emma Emma Lazarus was born on 22 July 1849 in New York City, and died there on 19 November 1887. The daughter of Esther Nathan and Moses Lazarus, a successful businessman, Emma was privately tutored as a girl, and she received...
...Lightfoot, John John Lightfoot was born in Stoke on Trent in March 1602 and died in Ely on 6 December 1675 after having caught a heavy cold journeying there from Cambridge. He was buried in Much Munden. Lightfoot was educated by Mr...
...Rubenstein, Richard Lowell Richard Rubenstein was born on 8 January 1924 in New York City. He was a student at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio (1942–5) and then at the University of Cincinnati, where he received his BA in 1946...
...Abendana, Isaac We do not know the precise year of Isaac’s birth, but The Jewish Encyclopedia describes him as the younger bother of Jacob Abendana, rabbi to Jewish communities first in Amsterdam then in London, who was born in 1630...
...Levi, David David Levi was born and raised in London. He was self-taught. He worked as a shoemaker, then a hatter. He was a Hebrew scholar and the leading exponent of Jewish thought in England, and defended Judaism against Thomas Paine...