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HELPFUL THOUGHTS – See Periodicals.
HELTAY, FRANZ – Hungarian deputy; born in Szentes March 15, 1861; studied law and political economy in Budapest. After having become a member of the editorial staff of the "Nemzet" and "Ellenör," he edited (1887-88) the "Nemzet Gazdasági...
HEMAN – 1. Son of Joel and grandson of the prophet Samuel; surnamed "the Singer"; a Kohathite (I Chron. vi. 19). He was one of the three chief Levites appointed by David to superintend the musical service in the Temple (ib. vi. 18-30,...
HEMDAN – The eldest son of Dishon the Horite (Gen. xxxvi. 26). In the parallel list in I Chron. i. 41 this name is changed to "Hamran" ( ).E. G. H. M. Sel.
HĖMENT, FĖLIX – French educator; born at Avignon Jan. 22, 1827; died at Nanterre (Seine) Oct. 5, 1891. Hément was a schoolmaster all his life, rising to the position of primary inspector of the department of the Seine, and retiring in 1886 with...
HEMERDINGER, MICHEL – French jurist; born at Colmar, Alsace, May 1, 1809; died in Paris June 22, 1880. After taking the degree of bachelor of letters at Strasburg (1829), he entered the rabbinical school at Metz. In 1830 he went to Paris to study...
HEMEROBAPTISTS – Division of Essenes who bathed every morning before the hour of prayer in order to pronounce the name of God with a clean body (Tosef., Yad., end; the correct version being given by R. Simson of Sens: "The morning bathers said...
HEN – There is no mention of the hen in the Old Testament, though "barburim abusim" (I Kings v. 3) is taken in B. M. 86b for "fattened hens." Many of the Talmudic references to the hen ("tarnegolet"; "gabrit"; "paḥya") are quoted...
ḤEN – See Gracian.
HENA – Rabshakeh's enumeration of the monarchies reduced by the King of Assyria terminates with the words "Hena' we-'Iwwah" (II Kings xix. 13; Isa. xxxvii. 13). These two words are supposed by several critics to be the names of two...
HENDLÉ, ERNEST – French statesman; born at Paris Feb. 15, 1844; died Feb. 7, 1900. Hendlé was educated for the bar and had a brilliant career as attorney at the Court of Appeal. His success attracted the attention of Jules Favre, who appointed...
HENDRICKS – American family whose genealogy may be found on page 346.
HENGSTENBERG, ERNST WILHELM – German Bible exegete; born Oct. 20, 1802, at Fröndenberg, Westphalia; died at Berlin May 28, 1869; studied theology and Oriental languages at the University of Bonn.He was the author of: "Christologie des Alten Testaments,"...
HENIKSTEIN, ALFRED, FREIHERR VON – Austrian general; born Aug. 11, 1810, at Ober-Döbling; died Jan. 29, 1882, in Vienna. He was the son of the banker Joseph von Henikstein. After being baptized he joined (1828) a regiment of engineers, becoming major in 1848. The...
HENLE, ELISE – German novelist and dramatist; born in Munich 1830; died at Frankfort-on-the-Main Aug. 18, 1892; she was a niece of the poetess Henriette Ottenheimer. After her marriage to the manufacturer Leopold Levi of Esslingen, her house...
HENLE, ELKAN – One of the earliest champions of the emancipation of the Jews in Bavaria; born Dec. 7, 1761, in Fürth; died there Oct. 14, 1833. He was the author of: "Ueber die Verbesserung des Judenthums" (anon., Offenbach, 1803; for the most...
HENLE, FRIEDRICH GUSTAV JACOB – Genealogical Tree of the Hendricks Family. German anatomist; born at Fürth, Bavaria, July 19, 1809; died at Göttingen May 13, 1885. He received his education at his native town, where he and his parents were baptized. In 1827 he...
HENLE, SIGMUND VON – Bavarian deputy; born June 30, 1821; died at Munich Oct. 9, 1901. He was a descendant of Löb Berlin, the district rabbi of Bamberg in 1789-94. Highly esteemed by King Ludwig II., he was entrusted with many law cases of the royal...
HENOCH, EDUARD HEINRICH – German physician; born at Berlin June 16, 1820. After taking the degree of M.D. there (1843), he began to practise as a specialist in diseases of children. Until 1850 he was assistant at the children's dispensary of the...
HENOCHS, MOSES – Talmudist; lived at Jerusalem about 1570. He was the author of "Mar'ah ha-Sorefet," a devotional work, translated into Judæo-German by Phinehas b. Judah Heilprin under the title "Brandspiegel" (Basel, 1602).Bibliography:...
HENRIQUES – This American family, connected with that of the same name in Amsterdam and London, traces its pedigree back to Jacob Henriques, who settled in the island of Jamaica in the early part of the eighteenth century. See subjoined...
HENRIQUES, AMOS – English physician; born in Jamaica 1812; died June 5, 1880. He went to England in 1830 to study medicine, entered St. Thomas' Hospital, and in due course obtained his diploma as surgeon. In 1833 he went to France and graduated...
HENRIQUES, DAVID QUIXANO – Anglo-Jewish reformer; born May 13, 1804; died in London March 6, 1870; son of Abraham Q. Henriques. He was a director of the City Bank and the Bank of Australasia. In early life an active worker of the Portuguese synagogue, and...
HENRIQUES, JACOB QUIXANO – West-Indian merchant; born at Spanish Town, Jamaica, 1811; died in London Oct. 17, 1898. A son of Abraham Q. Henriques, he was early associated in business with his brother David, in the firm of Henriques Brothers, West-Indian...
HENRIQUES, ROBERT MARTIN – Danish musician, composer, and author; born in Copenhagen Dec. 14, 1858. He received instruction in violoncello from Bendix and Neruda, and in 1877 went to Dresden to study under Grützmacher and Kretschmer. He has appeared at...