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REDDINGE, ROBERT DE – English preaching friar, of the Dominican order; converted to Judaism about 1275. He appears to have studied Hebrew and by that means to have become interested in Judaism. He married a Jewess, and was circumcised, taking the...
REDEMPTION – See Salvation.
REDLICH, HENRY – Polish engraver in copper; born at Lask, government of Piotrkow, 1840; died at Berlin Nov. 7, 1884. He went at an early age to Breslau, where he entered the public school. At fourteen he returned to Russia and became a...
REE, ANTON – German educationist; born at Hamburg Nov. 16, 1815; died Jan. 13, 1891. He was educated at Kiel, during which time he wrote two works, "Wanderungen cines Mitgenossen auf dem Gebiete der Ethik" and "Ueber die Pflicht." In 1838 he...
REE, ANTON – Danish pianist and author; born in Aarhuus, Jutland, Oct. 5, 1820; died in Copenhagen Dec. 20, 1886. He studied in Hamburg under Jacques Smitt and Karl Krebs, in Vienna under Halm, and in Paris. In 1842 he settled in Copenhagen,...
REE, BERNHARD PHILIP – Danish editor and politician; born in Aarhuus; Jutland, July 18, 1813; died there Nov. 13, 1868; son of Hartvig Philip Ree. He studied law for a while, but in 1838 became editor of the "Aalborg Stiftstidende," at the same time...
REE, HARTVIG PHILIP – Danish merchant and author; born in Fredericia, Jutland, Oct. 12, 1778; died in Copenhagen Oct. 1, 1859. On the death of his father, Ree succeeded to the management of an important business which had been established in...
REE, JULIUS – Danish merchant and political author; born in Aarhuus, Jutland, June 1, 1817; died in Copenhagen Sept. 3, 1874; son of Hartvig Philip Ree. In 1842 he established a wholesale produce business in Randers, in which town he filled...
REED – Rendering given in the English versions for several words used to designate rush-like water-plants of various kinds. These words are: (1) "Gome"; the Cyperus papyrus of Linnæus. (2) "Suf" (Ex. ii. 3; Isa. xix. 6); identified by...
REEVE, ADA – English actress: born in London about 1870. Her parents were themselves connected with the dramatic profession, her father being for many years a member of stock companies which included Toole and Irving among their members. She...
REFORM ADVOCATE – Jewish weekly; first issued Feb. 20, 1891, at Chicago. Founded by Charles E. Bloch, of the Bloch Publishing Company, and published by Bloch & Newman, it entered the journalistic field as an advocate of progressive Judaism. Since...
REFORM JUDAISM FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE REFORM JEW – Reform" a Misnomer. By Reform Judaism is denoted that phase of Jewish religious thought which, in the wake of the Mendelssohnian period and in consequence of the efforts made during the fifth decade of the nineteenth century to...
REFORM-ZEITUNG – See Periodicals.
REFORMATION – See Luther; Reuchlin.
REFUGE, CITIES AND PLACES OF – See Asylum.
REGENBOGEN, BARTHEL – German meistersinger of the latter part of the thirteenth century; lived as a smith at Mayence. He was remarkable for his intense hatred of the Jews, and endeavored to convert them by interweaving Christian dogmas in his poetry,...
RÉGÉNÉRATION, LA – See Periodicals.
REGENSBURG – See Ratisbon.
REGGIO – 1. Italian city on the Strait of Messina; capital of the province of Reggio di Calabria. The presence of Jews in Calabria as early as 398 is attested by an edict of Emperor Honorius; but there is little further information about...