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Abendana, Jacob (c. 1630–1685), leader of the Sephardi Jewish community in London

David S. Katz.

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. 393 words.

Abendana, Jacob (c. 1630–1685), leader of the Sephardi Jewish community in London, was born in Spain and was taken with his brother Isaac Abendana to Hamburg, Germany, as a child. Jacob...

Abramsky, Yehezkel (1886–1976), rabbinic scholar and Orthodox Jewish leader

Raphael Loewe.

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; Education. 914 words.

Abramsky, Yehezkel (1886–1976), rabbinic scholar and Orthodox Jewish leader, was born on or about 7 February 1886 in Dashkovtsy, near Most and Grodno, Lithuania, the third child and eldest...

Adler, Cyrus

Ira Robinson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Education. 1270 words.

Adler, Cyrus (13 September 1863–07 April 1940), academic administrator and Jewish communal leader, was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, to Samuel Adler, a merchant and planter, and Sarah...

Adler, Henrietta [Nettie] (1868–1950), social worker and Jewish political activist

Geoffrey Alderman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Politics; Social Work; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 964 words.

Adler, Henrietta [Nettie] (1868–1950), social worker and Jewish political activist, was born in London on 1 December 1868, the elder daughter of Rabbi Dr Hermann Adler (1839–1911) and his...

Alex, (Edward) Ephraim (1800–1882), founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians

Doreen Berger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 839 words.

Alex, (Edward) Ephraim (1800–1882), founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians, was born on 12 December 1800 in St Katherine in the City of London. He was the eldest surviving son of Solomon...

Alexander, David Lindo (1842–1922), lawyer and Jewish community leader

Sharman Kadish.

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. 1188 words.

Alexander, David Lindo (1842–1922), lawyer and Jewish community leader, was born at 6 South Street, London, on 5 October 1842, second son in the large family of solicitor Joshua Alexander...

Anti-Semitism Research

Wolfgang Benz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 5545 words.

Anti-Semitism refers to all anti-Jewish statements, tendencies, resentments, attitudes, and actions, regardless of whether they are religiously, racially, socially, or otherwise motivated....

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Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Lee I. Levine.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Buildings; Sociology of Religion. 12034 words.

This article addresses three related, though not identical, academic fields of study that crystallized only in the twentieth century. Beforehand, it had generally been assumed, whether for...

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Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker

Kenneth E. Collins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Medicine and Health; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 1068 words.

Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker, was born on 16 February 1837 in Glasgow, the first son of Philip Asher, son of Rabbi Zev Wolf of Lublin, and his wife, Hannah, a...

Bardin, Shlomo

Deborah Dash Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Education. 1206 words.

Bardin, Shlomo ( December 1898–16 May 1976), Jewish educator, was born Shlomo Bardinstein in Zhitomir, Ukraine, the son of Haim Israel Bardinstein and Menia Weissburd, members of Zhitomir’s...

Bentwich, Herbert (1856–1932), lawyer and Zionist leader

Hilary L. Rubinstein.

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. 1870 words.

Bentwich, Herbert (1856–1932), lawyer and Zionist leader, was born on 11 May 1856 at 57 Church Lane, Whitechapel, London, the youngest of three children (he had a brother and a sister) of...

Bentwich, Norman de Mattos (1883–1971), colonial official and exponent of Jewish ideals

Walter Zander.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 1157 words.

Bentwich, Norman de Mattos (1883–1971), colonial official and exponent of Jewish ideals, was born in London on 28 February 1883, the elder son and second of eleven children of Herbert...

Blaustein, David

Claire Strom.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Social Work; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 805 words.

Blaustein, David (05 May 1866–26 August 1912), rabbi, educator, and social worker, was born in Lida, Russian Poland, the son of Isaiah Blaustein and Sarah Natzkovsky. The family was of...

Brodetsky, Selig (1888–1954), mathematician and Zionist leader

Leon Mestel.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 959 words.

Brodetsky, Selig (1888–1954), mathematician and Zionist leader, was born on 5 July 1888 at Olviopol, a small town in Ukraine 100 miles north of Odessa, the second son among the thirteen...

Cohen, Israel (1879–1961), Zionist and author

Gerry Black.

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. 869 words.

Cohen, Israel (1879–1961), Zionist and author, was born at 9 Park Street, Red Bank, Cheatham, Manchester, on 24 April 1879, the son of Morris Cohen, tailor, and his wife, Fanny, née Levy....

Cohen, Sir Benjamin Louis, first baronet (1844–1909), politician and Jewish communal leader

Sharman Kadish.

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; UK Politics. 1090 words.

Cohen, Sir Benjamin Louis, first baronet (1844–1909), politician and Jewish communal leader, was born on 18 November 1844 at South Street, Finsbury, London, the eighth of nine surviving...

Deinard, Ephraim

Jacob Kabakoff.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 991 words.

Deinard, Ephraim (11 May 1846–24 June 1930), Hebrew author, bibliographer, and bookdealer, was born in Shossmaken, Courland, Russia, the son of Jekuthiel Gerson Deinard and Leah Cohen. In...

Dembitz, Lewis Naphtali

Philippa Strum.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1101 words.

Dembitz, Lewis Naphtali (03 February 1833–11 March 1907), attorney and activist in public affairs, was born in Zirke, Prussia. His father, Sigmund Dembitz, was a surgeon whose degree from a...

Demography

Sergio Della Pergola.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Sociology of Religion; Religious Studies. 11729 words.

The scientific study of the Jewish population, also known as demography of the Jews or Jewish demography, does not actually claim the status of a distinct discipline. It is an area of...

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Dugdale [née Balfour], Blanche Elizabeth Campbell (1880–1948), author and Zionist

Clayre Percy.

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; Literature. 1418 words.

Dugdale [née Balfour], Blanche Elizabeth Campbell (1880–1948), author and Zionist, was born on 23 May 1880 at 32 Addison Road, Holland Park, London. Generally known as Baffy, she was the...