Davidson, Israel

   American Hebrew scholar. He was born in Lithuania and emigrated to the US in 1888. He became professor of medieval Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry lists in alphabetical order the initial words of more than 35,000 poems and prayers from post-biblical times to the present.

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  • DAVIDSON, ISRAEL — (1870–1939), scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. Davidson was born in Yonava, Lithuania; at a young age he became an orphan and went to live with his   uncle in Grodno, Lithuania. In 1888, after a few years study at Slobodka yeshivah, he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DAVIDSON, JO — (1883–1952), U.S. sculptor. Davidson was born in the ghetto of New York s Lower East Side to immigrant parents who had fled the Russian pogroms. Despite parental opposition, in his teens Davidson studied drawing in New York at the Educational… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DAVIDSON, DAVID — (1848–1933), U.S. Reform rabbi and educator. Davidson was born in Lauternburg, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1880 after having been educated at the University of Breslau and ordained in Europe. He served as rabbi of Congregation …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Israel Davidson — (1870, Jonova, Lithuania 1939, Great Neck, New York) was an American Jewish writer and publisher and has been recognized as one of the leading American Hebrew writers in his era.Davidson studied in yeshivas in Jonova, Volozhin, and Slobodka. In… …   Wikipedia

  • DAVIDSON, LIONEL — (1922– ), English novelist. David son s thriller The Night of Wenceslas (1960) was followed by a romance, The Rose of Tibet (1962). Two visits to Israel inspired the story of an archaeologist s adventurous quest for the true menorah, A Long Way… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Israel Charny — Israel W. Charny, né en 1931, est le Président directeur du Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide (en) à Jérusalem. Spécialisé dans la recherche sur les génocides, il est connu pour lutter activement depuis les années 1960 contre ce qu il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ISRAEL BEN JOEL — (Susslin; 14th century), liturgical poet and talmudist. The tosafot of Israel, who lived in Erfurt, are quoted by Jacob b. Moses moellin (Maharil), Israel b. Pethahiah isserlein and others; a halakhic decision of his appears among the responsa of …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra — The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (abbreviation IPO; Hebrew: התזמורת הפילהרמונית הישראלית, ha Tizmoret ha Filharmonit ha Yisre elit ) is the leading symphony orchestra in Israel. Originally known as the Palestine Orchestra, the IPO was founded by …   Wikipedia

  • Davidson — This interesting Anglo Scottish surname is a patronymic from the male Hebrew given name David. This crusader name meaning beloved of god was borne by the greatest of the early Kings of Israel, which led to its popularity first among Jews and… …   Surnames reference

  • Davidson (Movshovitz), Israel — (1870–1939)    US Hebrew scholar. Davidson emigrated from Lithuania to the United States at the age of eighteen. His most important contribution to scholarship was a gigantic thesaurus of post biblical Hebrew poetry up to the Haskalah period. He… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

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