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HOLLAND – See Netherlands.
HOLLANDER, JACOB H. – Associate professor of political economy and head of the department of political economy in the Johns Hopkins University; born in Baltimore July 23, 1871. He was educated in the university to which he is attached (B.A. 1891;...
HOLLÄNDER, LUDWIG HEINRICH – German dental surgeon; born at Leobschütz Feb. 4, 1833; died at Halle March 14, 1897; educated at the universities at Würzburg and Breslau (M.D. 1856). During the following nine years he practised medicine in South Africa....
HOLLE KREISH – The ceremony of naming infants, especially girls, in the cradle ("shem ha'arisah"), adopted by the German Jews from their neighbors. On the Sabbath when the mother of the child attends the synagogue for the first time after her...
HOLLESCHAU – City in Moravia, with about 5,600 inhabitants. The old ghetto of Holleschau still forms a separate township, and contains therefore a German interdenominational school, which is mostly frequented by Jewish children. The Jewish...
HOLOCAUST – See Burnt Offering; Sacrifice.
HOLOFERNES, HOLOPHERNES – General of Nebuchadnezzar, mentioned in the apocryphal Book of Judith; killed at Bethulia (Judith xiii. 6-8). The name is evidently of Persian origin, similar information to "Artaphernes," "Dataphernes," "Tissaphernes," the last...
HOLON – 1. City of Judah, in the Hebron hills, allotted, with its suburbs, to the priests (Josh. xv. 51, xxi. 15). In the parallel passage in I Chron. vi. 73 this city is called "Hilen" (A. V. "Anem"). 2. City of Moab, in the plain of...
HOLST, CARSTEN – See Bendix, Frits Emil.
HOLY CITY – See Jerusalem.
HOLY DAYS – Biblical Data and Critical View. See Festivals.—In Talmudic Law: Upon the six holy days in the Jewish calendar—the first and seventh days of Passover, the first and eighth days of Sukkot (Tabernacles), the day of Shebu'ot...
HOLY GHOST – See Holy Spirit.
HOLY OF HOLIES – That part of the Tabernacle and of the Temple which was regarded as possessing the utmost degree of holiness (or inaccessibility), and into which none but the High Priest—and he only once during the year, on the Day of...
HOLY LAND – See Palestine.
HOLY SCRIPTURES – See Bible Canon.
HOLY SPIRIT – Biblical View of the Spirit. The most noticeable difference between sentient beings and dead things, between the living and the dead, is in the breath. Whatever lives breathes; whatever is dead does not breathe. Aquila, by...
HOLZMANN, MICHAEL – Austrian historian of literature; born at Slavaten, Moravia, June 21, 1860; studied at Lemberg, Vienna, and Berlin (Ph.D. 1888). Since 1891 he has been connected with the library of the University of Vienna. He has written:...
HOMBERG, HERZ – Austrian educator and writer; born at Lieben, near Prague, Sept., 1749; died Aug. 24, 1841. He studied Talmud at Prague, Presburg, and Gross-Glogau, and began the study of general literature in his seventeenth year. The reading...
HOMBURG – See Hesse.
HOMEL – Cossack Persecutions. District town in the government of Moghilef, Russia, situated on the right bank of the River Sozh, an affluent of the Dnieper. In 1902 its Jews numbered 26,161 in a total population of 40,446, or 56.4 per...
HOMEM, ANTONIO – Jewish martyr; born in 1564 of Neo-Christian parents at Coimbra, Portugal; suffered death at the stake in Lisbon May 5, 1624. His father's name was Vaez Brandão; and his mother was a granddaughter of Nuñez Cardozo, called "the...
HOMER – See Weights and Measures.
ḤOMESH – See Pentateuch.
HOMICIDE – Biblical Data: That bloodshed should be punished with bloodshed was, according to Scripture, proclaimed to Noah and his family: "Surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and...
HOMILETICS – Traditional Antiquity of Preaching. That branch of rhetoric which treats of the composition and delivery of sermons or homilies. Although from the very nature of the case provision had been made for public worship among the...