Jost Isaac Marcus

(1793-1860)
   German historian. He was born in Bernburg. He served as head of a private high school in Frankfurt am Main; from 1835 he taught at the Philanthropin high school in Frankfurt, and in 1853 he founded an orphanage for Jewish girls there. He published a Pentateuch for young people, a vocalized Mishnah text with translations and notes, a textbook of English, a dictionary of Shakespeare, and a manual of German style. He was a pioneer in modern Jewish historiog-raphy and a supporter of the Reform movement.

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