Patai, Raphael

Patai, Raphael
(b. 1910)
   American anthropologist and biblical scholar, son of Joseph Patai. He was born in Budapest, and in 1933 moved to Palestine, where he became an instructor in Hebrew at the Hebrew University. In 1944 he founded the Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology in Jerusalem and served as its director of research. In 1947 he settled in the US, where he taught anthropology at Dropsie College and later at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He published studies dealing with the culture of the ancient Hebrews and the modern Middle East.

Dictionary of Jewish Biography. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • PATAI, RAPHAEL — (1910–1996), anthropologist, biblical scholar, and editor. A son of …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Raphael Patai — (November 22, 1910 July 20, 1996),cite journal | author=Dan Ben Amos| title=Obituary: Raphael Patai (1910 1996)| journal=The Journal of American Folklore| year=1997| volume=110| issue=437 (Summer, 1997)| page=314 316] born Ervin György Patai, was …   Wikipedia

  • PATAI, JÓZSEF — (1882–1953), Hungarian and Hebrew poet, translator, and editor. Patai, who was born in Gyöngyöspata, taught at a Budapest municipal high school (1908–19). He published a Hebrew verse collection, Sha ashu ei Alumim ( The Pleasures of Youth, 1902) …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Daphne Patai — (born 1943) is a feminist scholar and author. She is a professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[citation needed] Her PhD is in Brazilian literature, but her early work also… …   Wikipedia

  • LANDAU, SAUL RAPHAEL — (1870–1943), early member of the Labor Zionist movement and one of Herzl s aides. Born in Cracow, Landau contributed to the German and Polish press on Jewish affairs, and with Herzl s appearance he was already a veteran Jewish nationalist… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lilith — (Hebrew he. לילית) is a mythological female Mesopotamian storm demon associated with wind and was thought to be a bearer of disease, illness, and death. The figure of Lilith first appeared in a class of wind and storm demons or spirits as Lilitu …   Wikipedia

  • Antisemitism in the Soviet Union — Antisemitism Part of Jewish history …   Wikipedia

  • Arrow Cross Party — Hungarist Movement Nyilaskeresztes Párt – Hungarista Mozgalom Leader Ferenc Szálasi 1935–1945 (executed for war crimes) …   Wikipedia

  • Neolog Judaism — Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest …   Wikipedia

  • Constantin Zureiq — (Arabic: قسطنطين زريق‎) (born Damascus 1909 2000) was a prominent and influential Syrian Arab intellectual who was one of the first to pioneer and express the importance of Arab nationalism. He stressed the urgent need to transform stagnate Arab… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.