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Elbogen, Ismar
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(Sep 1, 1874, Schildberg, Posen – Aug 1, 1943, New York), Jewish historian and influential teacher in the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums (School for the Study of Judaism) in Berlin. He studied at the University of Breslau and in the Jewish theological seminary there. 1899–1903, he taught at the Collegio Rabbinico Italiano in Florence and, from 1903, at the Hochschule in Berlin. In 1938, he emigrated to the USA and taught there in various institutions. His 1913 Der jüdische Gottesdienst in seiner geschichtlichen Entwicklung (ET: Jewish Liturgy: A Compr…

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Amir, Yehoyada, “Elbogen, Ismar”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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