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BECK, MORITZ – Rumanian editor and schooldirector; born at Papa, Hungary. He is the editor of a bimonthly called "Revista Israelita," and author of an educational work in the Rumanian language, entitled "Vocabular Analytici Ebraico-Romanisc,"...
BERNARD – German poetess and authoress; born at Breslau, Silesia, about 1770; died about 1814. On her mother's side Bernard was a granddaughter of Jonathan Eybeschütz, the famous rabbi of Prague and Hamburg.At the age of about twenty she...
BIESENTHAL, JOACHIM HEINRICH – Theologian and author; born at Lobsens, Posen, 1800; died in Berlin, 1886. He was destined for the rabbinate; but while attending the University of Berlin (1827-35) he made the acquaintance of the Oriental scholar Wilhelm Vatke,...
BIRTHDAY – There are no positive data in the Bible or in rabbinical literature concerning birthday festivals among the ancient Jews. This silence on the subject is, however, no warrant for the conclusion that the Jews altogether abstained...
BIURISTS – Translation of the Pentateuch. A class of exegetes of the school of Mendelssohn. Not content with giving a simple meaning, most of the Biblical commentators immediately preceding Mendelssohn had interpreted the Biblical passages...
BOCHNER, ḤAYYIM B. BENJAMIN ZE'EB – Cabalist, Talmudist, and grammarian; born at Cracow, Galicia, in the first quarter of the seventeenth century; died at Fürth, Bavaria, Feb. 2, 1684. He was the son of one of the wealthiest Jews of Cracow, who owned a stone...