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LAZARUS, LEYSER:

German Talmudist; born at Filehne 1820; died at Breslau April 16, 1879; brother of Moritz Lazarus. He first attended yeshibot, then went to Sondershausen as fellow teacher of Rabbi Heidenheim, and there attended the gymnasium. After having studied at the University of Berlin, he was elected rabbi of Prenzlau in 1849, and in 1875 became Frankel's successor in the presidency of the Breslau seminary, which position he held until his death.

Lazarus combined the knowledge of a Talmudist of the old school with modern education. He was the author of "Die Ethik des Talmuds," Breslau, 1877.

Bibliography:
  • Jahresbericht des Jüdisch-Theologischen Seminars, Breslau, 1880.
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