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WALDENBURG, LOUIS – German physician; born at Filehne, Posen, July 31, 1837; died at Berlin April 14, 1881; educated at the University of Berlin (M.D. 1860). After a postgraduate course at Heidelberg he established himself in Berlin as a specialist...
WALDTEUFEL, EMILE – French composer; born at Strasburg Dec. 9, 1837. He commenced the study of music under the tuition of his father, a professional musician; later he became the pupil of Joseph Heyberger; and he completed his musical education at...
WARBURG – Family whose members are widely spread throughout Germany, Denmark, Sweden, England, and America. There is a tradition that the family was originally settled at Bologna, but emigrated to the Westphalian town of Warburg, whence...
WARBURG – Family whose members are widely spread throughout Germany, Denmark, Sweden, England, and America. There is a tradition that the family was originally settled at Bologna, but emigrated to the Westphalian town of Warburg, whence...
WARRENS, ROSA – Swedish poet and translator; born at Karlskrona Feb. 24, 1821; died at Copenhagen Nov. 8, 1878. At the age of five she went with her parents to Hamburg, where she remained until her father's death in 1861. She then moved to...
WARS OF THE LORD, BOOK OF THE – A work mentioned in a single passage of the Old Testament (Num. xxi. 14) in connection with the geographical position of Arnon. The title suggests that the book contained songs celebrating the victories of the Israelites led by...
WASSERTRILLING, HERMANN (ẒEBI HIRSCH BEN NATHAN) – Austrian Hebraist; flourished in the nineteenth century; born at Boskowitz, Moravia. He officiated as teacher in the Jewish school of Hotzenplotz, Silesia, about 1850, and later as rabbi of Bojanowo, Posen. The following is a...
WAYIḲRA RABBAH – Haggadic midrash to Leviticus. Under the name "Wayiḳra Rabbah" this midrash is first referred to by Nathan, in his " 'Aruk," s. v. , , and in several other passages, as well as by Rashi in his commentaries on Gen. xlvi. 26, Ex....
WEATHER-LORE – Popular prognostications regarding the weather. A certain number of these occur in the Talmud (B. B. 147a). If the weather at Shabu'ot is clear, sow wheat. If the smoke of the altar turns to the north on the last days of...
WECHSELMANN, IGNAZ – Hungarian architect and philanthropist; born at Nikolai, Prussian Silesia, in 1828; died at Budapest Jan. 17, 1903. He was educated at Berlin, and then went to Vienna, where he became the friend and assistant of the architect...
WEICHSELBAUM, ANTON – Austrian physician; born at Schiltern, Lower Austria, Feb. 8, 1845. Educated at the Josefs-Akademie and the University of Vienna (M.D. 1869), he joined the army as surgeon and remained in service until 1878, when he resigned and...
WEIGERT, KARL – German pathologist; born at Münsterberg in Silesia March 19, 1845; died at Frankfort-on-the-Main Aug. 5, 1904. He received his education at the universities of Berlin, Vienna, and Breslau, graduating in 1868. After having taken...
WEIL, ADOLF – German physician; born at Heidelberg Feb. 7, 1848. Educated at the universities of Heidelberg, Berlin, and Vienna (M.D. 1871), he settled in Heidelberg, where, in 1872, he became privat-docent in special pathology and therapy...
WEIL, GUSTAV – German Orientalist; born in Sulzburg, Baden, April 25, 1808; died at Freiburgim-Breisgau Aug. 29, 1889. Being destined for the rabbinate, he was taught Hebrew, as well as German and French; and he received instruction in Latin...
WEIL, HENRI – Philologist; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main Aug. 26, 1818; educated at the universities of Bonn, Berlin, and Leipsic. He went to France, and continued his studies at Paris, graduating as "docteur ès lettres" in 1845, and becoming...
WEIL, JACOB – German educationist and writer; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main 1792; died there Nov. 18, 1864. His first work was "Fragmente aus Talmud und Rabbinen," Frankfort-on-the-Main (second edition of part i. appeared in 1809, of part ii....
WEIL, KARL – Austrian physician; born at Altsattel, Bohemia, March 19, 1844. He studied medicine at the universities of Prague and Vienna(M.D. 1867). From 1871 until 1873 he was assistant at the surgical hospital of Vienna University, and...
WEIL, KARL, RITTER VON – Austrian journalist; born in Württemberg, Germany; died at Vienna Jan. 7, 1878. He studied law at the University of Freiburg (LL.D. 1827), and afterward joined the staff of the "Allgemeine Zeitung," then published in Augsburg,...
WEILL, ALEXANDRE (ABRAHAM) – French writer; born at Schirhoffen, Alsace, May 10, 1811; died at Paris Oct. 18, 1898; grandson of R. Abraham Kellermeister. He was destined by his parents for a rabbinical career, and was sent to Frankfort to pursue his...
WEILL, ANSELME – French physician; born at Bischheim, Alsace, Aug. 24, 1842. He received his education at the lyceum of Strasburg and the universities at Strasburg and Paris. Settling in the French capital, he took part, as assistant surgeon...
WEILL, EMANUEL – French rabbi; born at Ensisheim, Alsace, Oct. 21, 1841; educated at the bet ha-midrash of Colmar and the Séminaire Israélite de France in Paris (rabbi, 1861). In 1865 he was appointed rabbi at Versailles, and in 1876 he was...
WEILL, MATHIEU – French mathematician; born at Hagenau, Alsace, May 24, 1851; educated in the lyceums of Burg and Strasburg, at the Polytechnique in Paris, and at the military school in Fontainebleau. He attained the rank of lieutenant of...
WEILL, MICHEL AARON – French rabbi; born at Strasburg July 19, 1814; died at Paris Jan. 6, 1889. He was educated at the Ecole Centrale Rabbinique at Metz, where he received the rabbinical diploma, and at the Sorbonne at Paris. After acting as a...
WEILLER, LAZARE JEAN – French manufacturer and author; born at Schlettstadt, Alsace, July 20, 1858; educated at the Lycée Saint-Louis of Paris and at the University of Oxford. Devoting himself to electric metallurgy, he induced the French government...
WEINBERG, PAUL – Russian writer; born at Odessa about 1840. His father, Isaiah Weinberg, adopted Christianity. Unlike his brothers, Peter Weinberg, a prominent writer, and Jacob Weinberg, a judge, Paul never studied at any institution of...