Lookstein, Joseph Hyman

   American rabbi, of Russian origin. He went to the US as a child. He served as rabbi of Kehilath Jeshurun Congregation in New York and professor of homiletics and sociology at Yeshiva University. In 1958 he became president of Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv.

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  • LOOKSTEIN, JOSEPH HYMAN — (1902–1979), U.S. rabbi and educator. Lookstein was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States as a child. In 1923 he became assistant rabbi to rabbi moses s. margolies (known as the Ramaz ) at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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