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HENLE, ELKAN:

One of the earliest champions of the emancipation of the Jews in Bavaria; born Dec. 7, 1761, in Fürth; died there Oct. 14, 1833. He was the author of: "Ueber die Verbesserung des Judenthums" (anon., Offenbach, 1803; for the most part reprinted in "Sulamith," ii. 1, 361); "Ueber die Verfassung der Juden im Königreiche Baiern und die Verbesserung Derselben zum Nutzen des Staates" (Munich, 1812); "Die Stimme der Wahrheit in Beziehung auf den Kultus der Israeliten" (Fürth, 1827).

Bibliography:
  • Fürst, Bibliotheca Judaica, i. 381.
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