Heller, Joseph Elijah

   British Hebrew writer. He was born in Lithuania and lived in Russia and Germany. In 1938 he moved to London, where he edited the Zionist organization's journal, Tarbut, and taught. He published studies of Jewish and general philosophy, and translated several of Plato's dialogues into Hebrew.

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  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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  • DAVID BEN SAUL — (first half of 13th century), talmudic scholar who lived in Provence. David was a disciple of solomon b. abraham of montpellier and, together with him and jonah b. abraham gerondi , actively opposed Maimonides philosophic writings. He is quoted… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GERONDI, ZERAHIAH BEN ISAAC HA-LEVI — (12th century), rabbinical scholar and poet. His father, ISAAC HAYIẒHARI ben ZERAHIAH HA LEVI GERONDI, was a Hebrew poet and talmudic scholar in Spain. His poetry was included in the rites of the communities of Avignon, Carpentras, Montpellier,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LUTHER, MARTIN° — (1483–1546), German religious reformer. During the first period of his activity (approximately 1513–23), Luther often condemned the persecution of the Jews and recommended a more tolerant policy toward them, based on the spirit of true Christian… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BALMES, ABRAHAM BEN MEIR DE — (c. 1440–1523), physician, philosopher, translator, and grammarian. His grandfather, also called Abraham de Balmes (d. 1489), mentioned repeatedly in the royal records between 1463 and 1480, was court physician to King Ferdinand I of Naples… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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