Halkin, Abraham

(b. 1903)
   American orientalist and educator, brother of Simon Halkin. He was born in Russia and was taken to the US in 1914. From 1928 to 1950 he was a lecturer in Semitic languages at the City College of New York, and latterly professor of Hebrew. He also taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary from 1929 to 1970. He edited Maimonides' Epistle to Yemen, and published studies of Judeo-Arabic literature and history.

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