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Lilienthal, Max
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(Nov 6, 1814, Munich, Germany – Apr 5, 1882, Cincinnati, OH), rabbi and educator. From 1841 to 1845, Lilienthal worked for the Russian ministry of education and played a leading role in the elaboration of a plan to reform the Jewish education system in the Russian Empire. The conservative majority of the Russian Jews strongly opposed this project, which favored a secular upbringing. In 1846, he became a rabbi, and later director of a Jewish school in New York. From 1855 to 1882, L…

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Grill, Tobias, “Lilienthal, Max”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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