- (1878-1960)American rabbinic and biblical scholar. He was born in Bialystok, Poland, and served as rabbi in Lomza. In 1917 he settled in Berlin, where he established a new type of yeshivah for research on the Bible and Talmud. In 1929 he joined the faculty of the Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in New York. He wrote studies of Syriac and Samaritan translations of the Bible and halakhic issues. He also published and edition of Maimonides' Book of the Commandments.
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