- (1891-1981)American Hebrew scholar. He was born in the Ukraine and emigrated to the US in 1905. He was professor at Johns Hopkins University, Buffalo University, Hunter College and Dropsie College. In 1955 he settled in Israel and served as rector and later honorary president of Tel Aviv University. He published studies of medieval Jewish philosophy, translated Hamlet into Hebrew and Hayyim Nahman Bialik's poetry into English, co-authored an English-Hebrew dictionary, and wrote volumes of poetry.
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