Jeiteles (Jeitteles), Judah

(1773-1838)
   Bohemian orientalist, brother of Baruch Jeiteles. He was one of the four chairmen of the Jewish community in Prague, where he supervised the German-language school. He was the first to use the word 'Haskalah' for the Jewish Enlightenment movement. In 1830 he settled in Vienna. He contributed to Hebrew periodicals, and was the author of an Aramaic grammar in Hebrew.

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  • Jeiteles (Jeitteles), Baruch — (1762 1813)    Bohemian Hebrew writer and physician, brother of Judah Jeiteles. He maintained a yeshivah in Prague, but later became a supporter of the Haskalah movement. He wrote halakhic novellae as well as Hebrew poems and translations. In… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • JEITELES — (Jeitteles, Geidels), prominent family first appearing in Prague. The first known Jeiteles was MOSES BEN SIMON, on record as a house owner in 1615. His son LOEB (d. 1666. was gabbai of the ḥevra kaddisha for 30 years and also of the Altschul… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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