By Dan Cohn-Sherbok
From Abraham to Saul Bellow, from Moses Maimonides to Woody Allen, from the Baal Shem Tov to Albert Einstein, this entire dictionary of Jewish biographies offers a primary aspect of access into the attention-grabbing richness of the Jewish history. Compiled with the help of a wonderful team of students, theDictionary of Jewish Biographyprovides a speedy connection with the biographies of just about 4000 Jewish women and men who, over the last 4 millennia, have contributed to the existence, historical past, and examine of Judaism in all its aspects. these profiled signify each stroll of lifestyles and each zone of achievement. incorporated are rabbinic students, key non secular figures, religious leaders, founders of recent events, significant writers, Enlightenment figures, novelists, reporters, scientists, mystics, Israeli politicians, musicians, actors and actresses, movie stars, recognized rabbis, wonderful cantors, biblical figures, economists, architects, athletes, and radicals and heretics. each one access is via a quick bibliography. The publication contains a longer creation, and is the reason the standards for inclusion, and descriptions the heritage of Israel and the Jewish diaspora. This dictionary will end up crucial for basic readers attracted to the evolution of Judaism from precedent days to the current day, an ideal learn relief for college kids and academics. This panoramic bibliographic survey presents a special consultant to the best figures of the prior and current.
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Blumenthal, Nissan (1805-1903) Ukrainian cantor. He was once leader cantor on the Brody Synagogue in Odessa, the place he based a choir university to boost choral making a song in 4 voices. He brought melodies from German classical tune into the liturgy. Boas, Franz (1858-1942) American anthropologist. Born in Minden, Westphalia, he studied the Eskimos in Baffin Island. After educating at Berlin collage, he went to the USA the place he taught at Clark collage, later turning into professor of anthropology at Columbia and in 1901 curator of the yank Museum of typical background. From 1908-25 he edited the magazine of yankee Folklore. Later he led a crusade opposed to Nazi racism. Boaz (fl. twelfth cent. BCE) Israelite landowner, husband of Ruth. whilst Ruth got here to glean in his fields, Boaz observed and trendy her devotion to her widowed spouse's mother Naomi. As a kinsman of Elimelech (Ruth's father-in-law), Boaz undertook to marry her (Ruth 2-4). Bodenheimer, Max Isador (1865-1940) German Zionist chief. A Cologne legal professional, he was once an affiliate of Theodor Herzl, and have become one of many delegation that observed him in 1898 to Constantinople and Palestine to fulfill the kaiser. on the first Zionist Congress, he helped draft the Basle Programme and the statutes of the realm Zionist association. He later used to be president of the German Zionist Federation (1897-1910), and chairman of the Jewish nationwide Fund ( 1907-14). He finally joined the Revisionist circulation, yet resigned whilst it succeeded from the realm Zionist association. In 1935 he settled in Jerusalem. His memoirs Prelude to Israel have been released posthumously. Bodo-Eleazer (fl. lst cent) Spanish apostate. He served as a deacon on the courtroom of Louis the Pious and the emperor's confessor. whilst he switched over to Judaism, he took the identify Eleazar. a lot of what's recognized of him relies on his trade of correspondence with Paolo Alvaro, a Christian layman from Cordova. utilizing his wisdom of anti-Jewish polemics, he attacked his former religion. Bograshov, Chaim (1876-1963) Israeli educator. He grew up within the Ukraine, the place he taught in Jewish colleges. He served as a delegate to the 6th Zionist Congress, and in 1904 was once requested to visit Palestine and survey the possiblity of a highschool with Hebrew as its technique of guideline. years later he helped came across the Herzliah Gymnazia the place he grew to become a instructor. He was once a founding father of Tel Aviv. After the Arab riots of 1921, he estabished its Nordia zone to deal with Jews who had fled from Arab Jaffa. He served within the Knesset from 1951 to 1955. Bogrov, Grigori (1825-85) Russian writer. He wrote historic novels which have been severe of Jewish management, and recommended reform. He used to be baptized earlier than his loss of life. Böhm, Adolf (1873-1941) Bohemian Zionist historian and chief. He lived in Vienna, the place he recommended functional paintings in Palestine. He wrote approximately Palestinian monetary and agrarian difficulties, edited Palästina, the German per month for Palestinography, and wrote a background of Zionism. Bohr, Niels (1885-1962) Danish physicist.