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Stein, Leonard Jacques (1887–1973), scholar and Zionist

S. I. Levenberg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Education; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 843 words.

Stein, Leonard Jacques (1887–1973), scholar and Zionist, was born in London on 12 December 1887, the only son (he had one sister) of Philip David Stein, a merchant, and his wife, Matilda...

Sulzberger, Mayer

William Weisberger.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1179 words.

Sulzberger, Mayer (22 June 1843–20 April 1923), jurist and Jewish leader, was born in Heidelsheim, Baden, Germany, to Abraham Sulzberger, a teacher and chazan (cantor), and Sophia Einstein...

Waley, Jacob (1818–1873), barrister and Anglo-Jewish community leader

Geoffrey Alderman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 699 words.

Waley, Jacob (1818–1873), barrister and Anglo-Jewish community leader, was the elder son of Solomon Jacob Waley (d. 1864), of London, and his wife, Rachel Hort. Simon Waley, pianist and...

Weizmann, Chaim (1874–1952), Zionist leader and president of Israel

Norman Rose.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Middle Eastern Politics. 3545 words.

Weizmann, Chaim (1874–1952), Zionist leader and president of Israel, was born at Motol, near Pinsk, Belorussia, in the Jewish pale of settlement, the third child of Ozer Weizmann...

Wise, Stephen Samuel

Melvin I. Urofsky.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Ethnic Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 2141 words.

Wise, Stephen Samuel (17 March 1874–19 April 1949), rabbi, reformer, and Jewish communal leader, was born in Erlau, Hungary (near Budapest), the son of Aaron Weisz (later Wise), a rabbi,...

Wolf, Simon

John C. Livingston.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1163 words.

Wolf, Simon (28 October 1836–04 June 1923), lawyer and prominent Jewish American leader, was born in Hinzweiller, Bavaria, the son of Levi Wolf, an invalid who had been a teacher of Hebrew,...

Zhitlowsky, Hayim

Deborah Dash Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Education; Philosophy. 1515 words.

Zhitlowsky, Hayim (1865–06 May 1943), philosopher and theoretician of Jewish socialism, diaspora nationalism, and Yiddish culture, was born in Uschatchi, a small town near Vitebsk, Russia,...