Epstein, Abraham

(1841-1918)
   Austrian rabbinic scholar of Russian origin. He travelled to western Europe in 1861, where he met some of the leading figures in Jewish scholarship. Eventually he sold his shares in the family business and devoted himself to research. In 1876 he settled in Vienna, where he wrote studies on a wide range of Jewish topics.

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  • EPSTEIN, ABRAHAM — (1841–1918), rabbinic scholar and historian. Epstein was born in Staro Konstantinov, Russia, to a wealthy family. Epstein leased some land near Kozmin in 1865 and worked it himself for many years, trying to persuade some of the local Jewish poor… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EPSTEIN, ABRAHAM — (1892–1942), U.S. economist and sociologist. Born in Russia, Epstein immigrated to the United States in 1910. He specialized in the problems of the aged and their economic maintenance, and became a leading advocate of publicly financed old age… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EPSTEIN, ABRAHAM — (1880–1952), Hebrew literary critic. Born in Slutsk, Russia, he started his teaching profession on the faculty of the Hebrew Teachers Seminary in Odessa and taught later at the Herzliah Hebrew Teachers Institute in New York City, where he settled …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EPSTEIN, ABRAHAM MEIR BEN ARYEH LEIB — EPSTEIN, ABRAHAM MEIR BEN ARYEH LEIB, also called Meir Harif ( sharpwitted ; 1726–1772), talmudist. Epstein was born in Grodno. He studied under his father, the kabbalist aryeh leib epstein , with whom he later also pursued halakhic studies. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham Epstein — (December 19, 1841–1918) was a Russo Austrian rabbinical scholar born in Staro Constantinov, Volhynia. Epstein diligently studied the works of Levinsohn, Krochmal, and S. D. Luzzatto, and when he traveled in western Europe for the first time in… …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham ibn Ezra — Abraham ben Meir ibn Ezra (Hebrew: אברהם אבן עזרא or ראב ע, also known as Abenezra) (1092 or 1093–1167), was one of the most distinguished Jewish men of letters and writers of the Middle Ages. Ibn Ezra excelled in philosophy, astronomy/astrology …   Wikipedia

  • EPSTEIN, HARRY H. — EPSTEIN, HARRY H. (1903–2003), U.S. rabbi. Epstein was born in Plunge, Lithuania, and raised in New York and especially Chicago. He attended the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, where bernard revel became a mentor. Epstein continued his …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EPSTEIN, JACOB NAHUM — (1878–1952), Talmud scholar. Born in Brest Litovsk, Epstein studied at home with his father, at the Mir yeshivah, and at the universities in Vienna and Berne, receiving his doctorate from the latter. In 1923 he became lecturer at the Hochschule… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EPSTEIN, JEHIEL MICHAL BEN ABRAHAM HALEVI — (d. 1706), German rabbi and author. Epstein is principally known for his Kiẓẓur Shelah (Fuerth, 1683, 1696) and for a siddur which he issued with a translation of the prayers, laws, and customs in Yiddish, entitled Derekh Yesharah (Frankfurt,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham Ben Esra — Abraham ibn Ezra Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ibn Ezra et Ezra (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

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