- (1857-1948)American physician and poet. He was professor of clinical medicine at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia (1904-27), and was also active in Jewish and Zionist organizations. He translated Hebrew poetry into English, including Ibn Ezra's Selected Poems.
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SOLIS — SOLIS, family name of 17th century Portuguese Marranos. A young Lisbonite SIMÃO PIRES SOLIS was accused in 1630 of stealing the sacramental elements from the church of Santa Engrácia and he was condemned to the stake. His hands were chopped off… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
List of schools of the School District of Philadelphia — There are 291 public schools in the School District of Philadelphia:cite news|url= http://www.philsch.k12.pa.us/aboutus |title=Philadelphia School District About Us |publisher= Philadelphia School District |accessdate=2007 02 20] The district is… … Wikipedia
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JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY, THE (JPS) — JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY, THE (JPS), a nonprofit, non denominational association established to disseminate works of Jewish content in English, founded on June 3, 1888, as a membership organization and publisher. Two earlier attempts to… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
IBN EZRA, MOSES BEN JACOB — (also known as Abu Harun; c. 1055–after 1135), Spanish Hebrew poet and philosopher. Born in Granada, he was a pupil of Isaac ibn Ghayyat in Lucena, the city of poetry. In his youth Moses acquired a very comprehensive Jewish and Arabic education.… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
JUDAH HALEVI — (before 1075–1141), Hebrew poet, philosopher, and physician. Halevi was one of the most distinguished and emblematic medieval intellectuals, perhaps the most mature and representative model of Jewish culture in al Andalus; he was deeply involved… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
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