- (1894-1943)Czech poet and author, the brother of Frantisek Langer. After a visit to Palestine in 1913, he stayed for some time at the court of the Rokeah dynasty of Hasidic rabbis in Galicia. Returning to Prague, he led a religiously observant life, became a teacher at a Jewish school, and wrote Hebrew poetry. In various studies he applied Freudian theories to the appreciation of certain aspects of Jewish literature and ritual. His Nine Gates is a volume of Hasidic tales.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.