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KITTSEER, MICHAEL – Talmudic author; born in Kittsee (Köpcsèny), Hungary, about 1775; died at Presburg Sept. 28, 1845. He was a disciple of Marcus Benedict, and, while not an officiatingrabbi, he devoted his time to rabbinical studies. Strictly...
KITZINGER, JACOB BEN JOSEPH – Author and poet; lived in the second half of the sixteenth and at the beginning of the seventeenth century. He wrote "Ḥag ha-Pesaḥ" (Cracow, 1597), a commentary on the Passover Haggadah, with glosses by his father, a poem on the...
KIẒWEH – In popular parlance, the weekly portion allotted to the local poor; also charity in general. The word "ḳiẓbah," in New Hebrew (Pes. 71b), connected with the Biblical Hebrew "ḳeẓeb" (Jonah ii. 7), means "limit," so used of the...
KLAAR, ALFRED – Austrian writer; born at Prague Nov. 7, 1848; studied law and, later, German philology at the universities of Vienna and Prague (Ph.D. 1870). In 1868 he became assistant editor of the "Tagesbote aus Böhmen," and in 1873 was made...
KLACZKO, JULIAN (JUDAH) – French publicist; born in Wilna, Russia, Nov. 6, 1825. His father belonged to one of the best Jewish families of Wilna, and instructed his son in Hebrew and in Polish. Klaczko early developed poetical ability, and a Hebrew song...
KLACZKO, LEVI JERAHMEEL – Russian educator; born in Wilna June 28, 1840. Formerly a school-teacher in Berdyansk, Crimea, he now follows the same calling in Odessa. He wrote "'Erek Tefillah," a critical investigation of the history and the language of the...
KLAPP, MICHAEL – Austrian journalist and author; born in Prague 1834; died Feb. 25, 1888. He removed in 1855 to Vienna, where he devoted himself to journalism. In 1859-60 he was editor of the literary section of Kuranda's "Ostdeutsche Post," and...
KLATZKO, MORDECAI BEN ASHER – Russian rabbi and author; born in Wilna 1797; died in Lida July 2, 1883. He was a descendant of Rabbi Mayer Katzenellenbogen of Padua. Klatzko received the usual Talmudical education and soon distinguished himself by his keen...
KLAUS – An institution where Talmudic scholars are given free lodging, and often a stipend in addition, in order that they may devote all their time to the study of the Talmud (sometimes also to teaching and lecturing). From the...
KLAUSENBURG (KOLOZSVÁR) – Royal free city of Kolozs county, Hungary; formerly capital of the grand duchy of Transylvania (1691-1848). Until 1848 no Jews were legally allowed to live in Klausenburg; but the law of 1526, by which the Jews were expelled...
KLAUSNER, ABRAHAM – Austrian rabbi and ritualist; flourished at Vienna in the second half of the fourteenth century. He shared the rabbinical office at Vienna with Meïr b. Baruch ha-Levi (Jacob Weil, Responsa, No. 151). Aaron Blumlein and Shalom,...
KLAUSNER, JOSEPH – Russian Hebrew writer; born at Olkeniki, government of Wilna, Aug. 14, 1874. In 1885 he went to Odessa and became a pupil in the yeshibah there, studying both Talmudic and secular subjects. From 1897 to 1902 he studied...
KLEEBERG, CLOTILDE – Pianist; born at Paris June 27, 1866, of German parents. She studied with Mmes. Retz and Massart at the Conservatoire, where, at the age of eleven, she received a medal as well as the highest honors in the competitive...
KLEEBERG, MINNA COHEN – German-American poetess; born in Elmshorn, Holstein, Germany, July 21, 1841; died in New Haven, Conn., Dec. 31, 1878. Her father, Marcus Cohen, a physician, gave her a careful education. Her poetic endowment showed itself early....
KLEIN, ADOLPH – German medical author; born at Merseburg-on-the-Saale May 18, 1829. He was educated at Leipsic (M.D. 1851), and practised medicine at Königsberg from 1859 to 1870. In the latter year he adopted a journalistic career, becoming...
KLEIN, CHARLES – English dramatist; born at London Jan. 7, 1867; educated at the North London Collegiate School. Klein is the author of "A Mile a Minute" (produced by Minnie Palmer); "The District Attorney"; the libretto of "El Capitan"...
KLEIN, FELIX – German mathematician; born at Düsseldorf April 24, 1849; educated at the University of Bonn, where he became assistant in the institution of physics in 1866. In 1868 he received his degree of Ph.D. and took a postgraduate course...
KLEIN, HERMANN – English musical critic; born at Norwich July 23, 1856. He studied singing under Manuel Garcia from 1874 to 1877, and in 1888 was appointed professor of singing at the Guildhall School of Music, London. Having begun his career as...
KLEIN, HUGO – Hungarian writer; born at Szegedin July 21, 1853; educated at the University of Budapest. He was for several years editor of the "Ungarische Lloyd," and later dramatic and art critic of the "Neue Pester Journal." In 1883 he...
KLEIN, JOSEPH – See Kiss, Joseph.
KLEIN, JULIUS – Hungarian rabbi; born Aug. 2, 1850, at Zichyfalva; died July 24, 1895, at Alt-Ofen; educated at the gymnasia at Kecskemet and Nagy-Károly, the Talmud schools of Mayer Perls and Israel Hildesheimer, and the universities of Vienna...
KLEIN, JULIUS LEOPOLD – Hungarian poet and writer; convert to Christianity; born at Miskolcz, Hungary, 1810; died at Berlin Aug. 2, 1876; educated at the gymnasium at Budapest and the universities of Vienna and Berlin. After an extended trip through...
KLEIN, MAX – Hungarian sculptor; born Jan. 7, 1847, at Göncz; son of a poor country school-teacher. He was apprenticed first to a grocer at Kaschau, and then to a watchmaker at Miskolcz; but his love for art caused him to give up his trade...
KLEIN, MORITZ – Hungarian rabbi; born July 7, 1842, at Miskolcz; studied philosophy at the University of Prague, attending at the same time lectures on Jewish theology by Chief Rabbi Solomon Rapoport. In 1863 he received his Ph.D. degree and...
KLEIN, PHILIP – American rabbi; born May 22, 1848, at Baracska, Hungary. He was educated in the Talmudical schools of his native country and continued his studies in the gymnasium of Presburg and in the universities of Vienna, Berlin (Ph.D.),...