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DESSAUER, MORITZ:

German rabbi and author; son of Gabriel L. Dessauer; born at Balaton-Kojár, Hungary, May 24, 1842; died April 17, 1895, at Meiningen. He pursued his Talmudic studies at Vár-Palota and Stuhlweissenburg, and attended subsequently the rabbinical seminary and the university at Breslau. In 1871 he went as preacher to Köthen, becoming, in 1881, district rabbi at Meiningen. He published the following works: "Spinoza und Hobbes: Begründung Ihrer Staats- und Religionstheorien Durch Ihre Philosophischen Systeme," Breslau, 1868; "Daniel, in Sieben Kanzelreden für das Neujahrsund Versöhnungsfest," ib. 1875; "Der Sokrates der Neuzeit und Sein Gedankenschatz: Sämmtliche Schriften Spinozas Gemeinverständlich und Kurz Gefasst," Köthen, 1878: "Der Deutsche Plato: Erinnerungsschrift zu Moses Mendelssohn's 150jährigem Geburtstage," Berlin, 1879; "Blüthen und Knospen der Humanität aus der Zeit von Reuchlin bis Lessing," Zurich, 1881; "Humanität und Judenthum," Leipsic, 1885.

Bibliography:
  • Human, Geschichte der Juden im Herzogtum S.-Meiningen-Hildburghausen, pp. 72 et seq., Hildburghausen, 1898.
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