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KOHN, GABRIEL BEN REUBEN ISRAEL – Hungarian Talmudist; born at Vagujhely about 1765; died at Rechnitz Dec. 29, 1850, where he became rabbi in 1822. The family adopted the name of Engelsmann. Kohn was strictly Orthodox, and opposed to the slightest change of...
KOHN, JAKOB – Austrian jurist; born Dec. 24, 1847, in Papa, Hungary; died at Vienna Jan. 20, 1902. He studied jurisprudence at the University of Vienna, and entered the service of the government in 1872. On Sept. 7, 1894, Kohn was appointed...
KOHN, JOEL BEER – Russian writer; born at Volozhin 1816; died in Wilna Nov. 17, 1871. He translated Fénelon's "Les Aventures de Télémaque" into Hebrew, under the title "Kebod Elohim" (books i., ii., Königsberg, 1851; books iii-xxi., Wilna, 1853);...
KOHN, MAIER – azzan in Munich, Bavaria; born toward the close of the eighteenth century. He was the predecessor of Solomon Naumbourg, afterward chief cantor of Paris. Kohn has the distinction of having been the first in Germany to abolish the...
KOHN, MESHULLAM SOLOMON – See Cohn, Meshullam Solomon.
KOHN, SAMUEL – Hungarian rabbi and author; born at Baja, Hungary, Sept. 21, 1841; grandson of the rabbi of that place, Götz Schwerin Kohn; educated at the gymnasium in his native city, and at the Jewish theological seminary and the University...
KOHN, SAMUEL – Russian physician; born at Zhagory, government of Kovno, Feb. 11, 1865. After he had studied Talmud under private tutors, Kohn attended the gymnasium at Libau, Courland, and was graduated from the University of Dorpat as doctor...
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,...
KOHN, TOBIAS – American merchant and silk-manufacturer; born at Prague, Bohemia; died at Hartford, Conn., 1898. He emigrated to America as a result of the revolution of 1848-49. Kohn was a manufacturer of silk braid, and he took part of his...
KÖHNE, KARL – German jurist and economist; born at Danzig March 21, 1863. Since 1902 he has been privat-docent in commercial and technical law at the technical high school at Charlottenburg, near Berlin. He is the author of:
KOHNER, MORITZ – Founder of the Deutsch-Israelitische Gemeindebund; born at Neuern, Bohemia, April 4, 1818; died March 21, 1877. Destined for a mercantile career, he entered the business house of Samson D. Fleischl of Leipsic, with which he...
KOHUT, ADOLPH – German writer; born Nov. 10, 1848, at Mindszent, Hungary; brother of Alexander Kohut. For three years he attended the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau. He then studied philosophy, literature, and Oriental languages at the...
KOHUT, ALEXANDER – Rabbi and Orientalist; born April 22, 1842, at Felegyhaza, Hungary; died May 25, 1894, in New York. He belonged to a family of rabbis, the most noted among them being R. Israel Paloṭa ( ), his great-grandfather, R. Amram (called...
KOJETEIN, BARUCH – See Goitein, Baruch.
KOKABI, DAVID B. SAMUEL – See David ben Samuel of Estella.
KOKABI, JOSEPH BEN ABRAHAM – German physician, a native of Ulm; lived at Ferrara in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. "Kokabi" is the Hebrew equivalent of his German name, "Stern"; in Latin his signature was "Stella." He was the author of a medical...
KOKEBE YIẒḤAḲ – Hebrew annual; published at Vienna from 1845 to 1872 by M. Stern, and from 1872 to 1873 by M. Weissmann (Chajes). The annual was devoted to literary history, philology, exegesis, and Hebrew poetry, and many able dissertations by...