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GINZBERG, LOUIS:

Hebrew scholar; born at Kovno, Russia, Nov. 28, 1873. He received his early training in the Talmudical school at Telsh, Russia, under Rabbis S. Abel and M. Atlas, and later studied at Kovno under E. Blaser. In 1889 he removed to Frankfort-on-the-Main, and there attended the gymnasium. He studied at the universities of Berlin, Strasburg, and Heidelberg, graduating from the last-named as doctor of philosophy in 1898. From 1898 to 1899 he lived at Amsterdam, and from there went to New York city, where, in 1900, he joined the staff of the Jewish Encyclopedia, becoming editor of the rabbinical department. Resigning in 1903, Ginzberg was appointed professor of Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York city, a position he still holds. Ginzberg has written essays for the "Monatsschrift," and is the author of "Die Haggada bei den Kirchenvätern " (vol. i., Amsterdam, 1898; vol. ii., Berlin, 1900), "Het Zionisme" (Amsterdam, 1899), and several minor publications.

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