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NEJRAN – See Sabeans.
NEMÉNYI (NEUMANN), AMBROSIUS – Hungarian deputy; born at Peczel 1852; died in Budapest Dec. 13, 1904; studied law at Vienna and Paris (LL.D., Budapest). Till 1871 he was known by the name of Neumann. He was on the staff of the "Pester Lloyd" until 1887. In...
NEMIROV – Massacre in Cossacks' Uprising. Town in the government of Podolia, Russian Poland. Of the period before 1648 it is only known that Nemirov was one of the great centers of Jewish learning in Podolia and that its rabbis were men...
NEO-CHRISTIAN – See Marano.
NEO-HEBRAIC LITERATURE – See Literature, Modern Hebrew.
NEOLOGIE; NEOLOGEN – See Mortara Case; Reform.
NEOPLATONISM – See Alexandrian Philosophy; Philo.
NEPHILIM – See Fall of Angels.
NEPI (NEPPI), GRAZIADIO (HANANEEL) – Italian rabbi and physician; born in 1759 at Ferrara; died Jan. 18, 1836, at Cento. He studied at Ferrara for twelve years under Rabbi Jacob Moses and subsequently was himself the teacher of many disciples in his native city. On...
NERGAL – God of the Babylonian city of Cuthah or Cuth or Kutu. In II Kings xvii. 30 it is said that the men of Cuth, whom Sargon settled in Samaria, made an image of Nergal. A Phenician funerary inscription erected by a Sidonian at...
NERO – Roman emperor; born at Antium Dec. 15, 37 C.E.; died near Rome in 68. His original name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, but on being adopted by the emperor Claudius he was called Nero Claudius Cæsar Drusus Germanicus. After his...
NERVOUS DISEASES – Frequency of Hysteria Among Jews. The Jews are more subject to diseases of the nervous system than the other races and peoples among which they dwell. Hysteria and neurasthenia appear to be most frequent. Some physicians of...
NESEK – Wine consecrated to use in idolatrous worship and therefore absolutely forbidden to a Jew. In a broader sense "nesek," or "yayin nesek," denotes wine made and used by Gentiles as well as wine made by and for Jews but which has...