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Einstein, Hannah Bachman

June Sochen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 994 words.

Einstein, Hannah Bachman (28 January 1862–28 November 1929), activist in Jewish and social welfare causes, was born in New York City, the daughter of Herman Bachman, an importer from...

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Gratz, Rebecca

Dianne Ashton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Education. 1408 words.

Gratz, Rebecca (04 March 1781–27 August 1869), pioneer Jewish charitable worker and religious educator, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Michael Gratz, of Silesia, a...

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Kohler, Max James

Eric L. Goldstein.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Education; History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1249 words.

Kohler, Max James (22 May 1871–24 July 1934), jurist, historian, and Jewish communal worker, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Kaufmann Kohler and Johanna Einhorn. His parents were...

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Menasseh ben Israel

David S. Katz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 2103 words.

Menasseh ben Israel (1604–1657), rabbi and campaigner for the readmission of Jews to England, was born in Portugal. His parents, Joseph (ben Israel) Soeiro and Rachel Abrabanel, were...

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Nathan, Maud

June Sochen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Politics; Gender and Politics. 805 words.

Nathan, Maud (20 October 1862–15 December 1946), activist in Jewish and community organizations, was born in New York City, the daughter of Robert Weeks Nathan, a businessman, and Anne...

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Proskauer, Joseph Meyer

Andrew R. Heinze.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1145 words.

Proskauer, Joseph Meyer (06 August 1877–11 September 1971), judge, political adviser, and Jewish communal leader, was born in Mobile, Alabama, the son of Alfred Proskauer, a bank cashier,...

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Rubinow, Isaac Max

W. Andrew Achenbaum.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 1373 words.

Rubinow, Isaac Max (19 April 1875–01 September 1936), social insurance expert and Jewish social service administrator, was born in Grodno, Russia, the son of Max Simon Rubinow, a textile...

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Sacher, Harry

Gerry Black.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 961 words.

Sacher, Harry (1881–1971), Zionist and benefactor, was born on 3 September 1881 in London, the sixth son and the ninth child of Jacob Sacher (b. c.1841), a self-employed tailor, and his...

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Salaman, Redcliffe Nathan

Paolo Palladino.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Genetics and Genomics; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 1021 words.

Salaman, Redcliffe Nathan (1874–1955), geneticist and Jewish activist, was born Nathan Redcliffe Salaman, at 100 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington, London, on 12 September 1874, the ninth of...

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Schonfeld, Solomon

David H. Kranzler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 1447 words.

Schonfeld, Solomon (1912–1984), rabbi and rescuer of persecuted Jews, was born on 21 February 1912 at 125 Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London, the second of seven children (six boys and...

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