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SYZYGIES – See Cabala.
SZABOLCSI, MAX – Hungarian author; born at Tura Aug. 27, 1857. In his youth he studied Talmud, and for a short time attended the rabbinical seminary at Budapest, later writing for Hebrew periodicals under the pseudonym of "Ibri Anoki," and...
SZANTO (ABAUJ-SZANTO) – Town of Hungary, on the slope of the hills of Tokay. Its Jewish community is one of the oldest in the country. Its age is shown by the two cemeteries, the more modern one of which has been in use since 1780. Its oldest existing...
SZANTO, EMIL – Austrian philologist; born at Vienna Nov. 22, 1857; died there Dec. 14, 1904; son of Simon Szanto. He studied at the University of Vienna (Ph. D.), and in 1884 was appointed privat-docent at his alma mater; in 1893 he became...
SZANTO, SIMON – Hungarian journalist; born at Nagy-Kanizsa, Hungary, Aug. 23, 1819; died in Vienna Jan. 17, 1882. He was a son of Rabbi Meïr Szanto, and when only ten years of age lost both parents. He received his education at the yeshibot at...
SZEGEDIN – Town of central Hungary. Jews are mentioned there as tax-farmers during the Turkish rule in Hungary (1552). When the Turks were driven out of that country the Jews of Szegedin had to leave; subsequently, in 1714, three Jews, who...
SZENES, PHILIP – Hungarian painter; born at Török Szent Miklos in 1864. After studying at the technical school at Budapest, he devoted himself to art, residing for several years successively at Munich, in Italy, and at Paris. In 1895 he was...
SZERENCSÉS (FORTUNATUS), EMERICH – Hungarian deputy treasurer; died Aug., 1526. As a married man he had had illicit intercourse with a Christian woman, and when this became known, in order to escape severe punishment he was forced to embrace Christianity; he was...
SZILASI, MORIZ – Hungarian philologist; born 1854; died at Klausenburg, Hungary, May 15, 1905. He studied philology at Budapest and Leipsic, and was appointed teacher successively at a gymnasium in Budapest and at Eötvös College. In 1902 he was...
SZILI, ADOLF – Hungarian ophthalmologist; born at Budapest in 1848; educated at Vienna (M.D. 1872). In 1874 he went to Budapest, where he became head physician of the ophthalmological department of the Jewish hospital; in 1883 he was appointed...
SZOLD, BENJAMIN – American rabbi and scholar; a leader of the conservative wing of the Reform movement in America; born at Nemiskert, county of Neutra, Hungary, Nov. 15, 1829; died at Berkeley Springs, W. Va., July 31, 1902. He studied under...
SZOLD, HENRIETTA – Eldest daughter of Benjamin Szold; born at Baltimore, Md. Since 1893 she has been secretary of the literary committee of the Jewish Publication Society of America, and in connection therewith has translated Darmesteter on the...