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Alexander Kisch, Ph.D.

Rabbi, Meysel Synagoge, Prague, Bohemia, Austria.

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EIDLITZ, MOSES ZARAH – Austrian Talmudist; born before 1725; died May 17, 1786, at Prague. Following the custom of the time, he conducted a Talmud school in his dwelling, and, besides teaching his pupils gratuitously, he aided them with his small...
FELIX, LUDWIG – Austrian economist; born at Horitz, Bohemia, Feb. 22, 1830. He attended lectures on commerce in Vienna, and devoted himself to historical and economical studies. He wrote: "Die Arbeiter und die Gesellschaft" (1874);...
FISCHER, MARCUS (MAIER) – Austrian Hebraist; born in Vienna 1783; died at Prague May 22, 1853; son of Moses Fischer, rabbi of the Jewish community of Vienna. He wrote in Hebrew an able and comprehensive work on the his tory of the Jews under Mahdi and...
GOLDSCHMIEDT, GUIDO – Austrian chemist; born in Triest Oct. 5, 1850; studied at Vienna and Heidelberg. First as assistant, later as associate professor at the chemical laboratory of Vienna University, he published a number of important articles on...
HIRSCH, MARKUS – Chief rabbi of Hamburg; born at Tisza-Beö, Hungary, Feb. 17, 1833. In 1853 he went to Prague, where he became the pupil of I. L. Rapoport, attending at the same time lectures at the university. In 1856 he became rabbi at...
HOCK, SIMON – Austrian writer; born at Prague Nov. 27, 1815; died at Vienna Oct. 22, 1887. For several decades he gave his spare time to the collection of material relating to the history of the Jews in Prague. The accumulated material was...
JEITELES (JEITTELES) – Austrian family of some importance, which can be traced back to the first half of the eighteenth century.Aaron (Andreas) Ludwig Joseph Jeitteles: Physician, poet, and writer; born at Prague Nov. 24, 1799; died at Graz June 17,...
JEITELES (JEITTELES) – Austrian family of some importance, which can be traced back to the first half of the eighteenth century.Aaron (Andreas) Ludwig Joseph Jeitteles: Physician, poet, and writer; born at Prague Nov. 24, 1799; died at Graz June 17,...
JEITELES (JEITTELES) – Austrian family of some importance, which can be traced back to the first half of the eighteenth century.Aaron (Andreas) Ludwig Joseph Jeitteles: Physician, poet, and writer; born at Prague Nov. 24, 1799; died at Graz June 17,...
KISCH – Family of some distinction; migrated in the 16th century from Chiesch in Bohemia; the founder of the family lived in Prague in the eighteenth century, and the members are now spread throughout Europe. The most prominent members...
KLEIN, WILHELM – Austrian archeologist; born Nov. 28, 1850, at Karánsebes, Hungary. He first studied Jewish theology and then philosophy at Vienna and Prague. The Austrian government subsequently sent him to Italy and Greece, where he engaged in...
KLEMPERER, GUTTMANN – Austrian rabbi; born 1815 at Prague; died at Tabor, Bohemia, Jan. 20, 1882. On his mother's side he was a descendant of Yom-Ṭob Lipmann Heller. He completed his Talmudic studies at Presburg as a pupil of Moses Sofer, and he also...
KOHN, SOLOMON – Austrian ghetto poet; born March 8, 1825, at Prague. He studied philosophy and mathematics at the university in that city (1844-46), and then entered into business with his father, who was a wool-merchant. His first story,...
KORNFELD, AARON – Austrian Talmudist; born Aug. 2, 1795, at Goltsch-Jenikau, Bohemia; died there Oct. 26, 1881. His only teacher was his father, Rabbi Mordecai Bär Kornfeld, head of a yeshibah, who taught him both the Talmud and the profane...
KRASNOPOLSKI, HORACE – Austrian jurist; born Nov. 5, 1842, at Pistyn, Galicia, where he received his earliest education in the ḥeder. From 1853 to 1861 he attended the gymnasium at Czernowitz, in the latter year entering the University of Prague,...
KRAUS, ALFRED, BARON VON – Austrian general; born 1822 at Pardubitz, Bohemia; the son of a Jewish tenant-farmer. He received his early education, which was strictly Orthodox, from his cousin Joseph Kisch, father of Heinrich and Alexander Kisch. At the age...
MEISEL – Bohemian family which became famous chiefly through Mordecai Marcus b. Samuel Meisel, "primate" of Prague. The family seems to have come originally from Cracow, to whose community Mordecai Meisel bequeathed large sums for...
MEISEL – Bohemian family which became famous chiefly through Mordecai Marcus b. Samuel Meisel, "primate" of Prague. The family seems to have come originally from Cracow, to whose community Mordecai Meisel bequeathed large sums for...
MEISEL – Bohemian family which became famous chiefly through Mordecai Marcus b. Samuel Meisel, "primate" of Prague. The family seems to have come originally from Cracow, to whose community Mordecai Meisel bequeathed large sums for...
MOSES BEN ABRAHAM PROVENÇAL – Rabbi of Mantua about the middle of the sixteenth century. In opposition to the opinion of Meïr Katzenellenbogen of Padua and of others, he gave his approbation to the first edition of the Zohar, which was printed in Mantua,...
MOSES SAERTELES (SAERTELS) B. ISSACHAR HA-LEVI – Exegete; lived at Prague in the first half of the seventeenth century. His name ( ) is a matronymic from "Sarah." He published the Pentateuch and the Five Rolls, with glosses and notes in Judæo-German, under the title "Be'er...
OESTERREICHISCH-ISRAELITISCHE UNION – Austrian political society for the protection of Jewish interests, founded in 1884 on account of the victory of the anti-Semites in the election of that year in Vienna and Lower Austria. Its purposes were "To promote a love for...
OLMÜTZ – City of Moravia in which Jews were living as early as the twelfth century (Maḥzor Vitry, p. 388, Berlin, 1899-1903). In 1454, under Ladislaus, owing to the agitation of John Capistrano, the Jews were expelled from Olmütz, and...
OPATOW, SAMUEL B. ELEAZAR – Rabbi of Prossnitz, Moravia, in the sixteenth century; born in Bohemia. He was the author of "Ḥiddushe " (Prossnitz, 1602 or 1618), novellæ and responsa on the marriage laws of the treatises Ketubot and Ḳiddushin of the...
OPPENHEIMER, SAMUEL – German banker, imperial court factor, and diplomat; born at Heidelberg about 1635; died at Vienna May 3, 1703. He enjoyed the especial favor of Emperor Leopold I., to whom he advanced considerable sums of money for the Turkish...