Israel Friedlaender, A Biographical Sketch

By Jacob Kohn

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1922

This article both mourns the death and celebrates the life and work of Professor Israel Friedlander. Friedlander, who was Polish by birth, immigrated to the United States in 1903 to occupy a chair at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America after a brief stint in Germany from 1896 to 1903. As such, Kohn focuses on many aspects of Friedlander's life and work, including his role as a public academic, his brilliance as a teacher of Medieval Jewish philosophy and as a scholar of Arabic literature (among other topics), the genius and importance of his works of translation (specifically, his translation of Simon Dubnow's History of the Jews in Russia and Poland), and his important work as a mediator between Eastern and Western Jewry, among many other topics covered in this "biographical sketch."

Topic: Memorial, Death and Mourning, Higher Education, Scholarship, Academic Research

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 23

Page Number(s): 65-79

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Kohn, Jacob. Israel Friedlaender, A Biographical Sketch. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1922: 65-79. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5644


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