By Dan Cohn-Sherbok

From Abraham to Saul Bellow, from Moses Maimonides to Woody Allen, from the Baal Shem Tov to Albert Einstein, this complete dictionary of Jewish biographies offers a primary aspect of access into the attention-grabbing richness of the Jewish historical past. Modelled at the hugely acclaimed Dictionary of Christian Biography (Continuum 2001) and with the recommendation of top Jewish students, the Dictionary of Jewish Biography presents a swift connection with these Jewish women and men who've, over the past 4 thousand years, contributed to the lifetime of the Jewish humans and the background of the Jewish faith. This dictionary will end up crucial for normal readers attracted to the evolution of Judaism from precedent days to the current day, an ideal learn relief for college students and lecturers. Designed as an available reference instrument, this quantity is an integral consultant for someone attracted to the historical past of the Jewish humans - the uninitiated turns into initiated; the curious becomes knowledgeable; the expert will now have a convenient reference device.

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Llth cent. BCE) Jonathan (ii) (fl. 2nd cent. ) Jonathan ben David ha-Cohen of Lunel (c. ) Jonathan ben Uzziel (fl. 1st cent. BCE-lst cent. CE) Jong, Erica (b. 1942) Joram (i) see Jehoram (i) Joram (ii) see Jehoram (ii) Josel of Rosheim see Joselman of Rosheim Joselewicz, Berek (c. 1768-1809) Joselman of Rosheim (1480-1544) Joseph (fl.? 19th-16th cent. ) Joseph ben Abraham ha-Cohen (fl. ) Joseph ben Gorion (fl. ) Joseph ben Isaac ha-Levi (fl. ) Joseph ben Isaac Kimhi see Kimhi, Joseph Joseph ben Jacob bar Staya (fl.

8th cent. BCE) Houdini, Harry (1874-1926) Howard, Leslie (1893-1943) Howard, Michael (b. 7th cent. BCE) Huna(d. 297) Hurok, Sol (1888-1974) xliu Hurst, Fannje (1889-1968) Hurwitz, Henry (1886-1961) Hurwitz, Saul Israel (1860-1922) Hushi, Abba (1898-1969) Hushiel ben Elhanan (fl. ) Husik, Isaac (1876-1939) Husserl, Edmund (1859-1938) Hyamson, Albert Montefiore (1875-1954) Hyamson, Moses (1862-1949) Hyrcanus II (fl. 1st cent. BCE) Ibn Abitur, Joseph ben Isaac (fl. ) Ibn Aknin, Joseph ben Judah (1150-1220) Ibn Bakuda, Bahya see Bahya ben Joseph ibn Pakuda Ibn Balam, Judah ben Samuel (fl.

960-1028) Gershom ben Solomon (fl. ) Gershuni, Grigori (1870-1908) Gershwin, George (1898-1937) Gersonides see Levi ben Gershon Gertler, Mark (1891-1939) Gestetner, Sigmund (1897-1956) Ghazzati, Nathan Benjamin see Nathan of Gaza Ghirondi, Mordecai Samuel (1799-1852) Gideon (fl. 12th cent. BCE) Gideon, Miriam (1906-96) Gikatilla, Isaac (fl. ) Gikatilla, Moses ben Samuel (fl. ) Gilbert, Martin (b. 1936) Gilboa, Amir (1917-84) Cimbel, Adam (1817-96) Ginsberg, Allen (1926-97) Ginsberg, Asher see Ahad ha-Am Ginsberg, Harold Louis (1903-1990) Ginsburg, Christian David (1831-1914) Ginsburg, Jekuthiel (1889-1957) Ginsburg, Ruth (b.

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