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Austrian rabbi; born Jan. 28, 1846, at Trebitsch, Moravia. He received his doctor's degree from the University of Vienna. He was rabbi of St. Pölten in 1872, of Zinz from 1876 to 1882, of Bielitz from 1882 to 1888, and in the last-named year was called in the same capacity to Teplitz, where he is still active. Kurrein is a disciple of Adolf Jellinek. Besides several collections of sermons, entitled respectively "Maggid Mereshit" (1880); "Maggid le-Adam" (1882); "Patriarchenbilder: I., Abraham" (1893), he is the author of the following pamphlets: "Die Frau im Jüdischen Volke" (1885; 2d ed., Bilin, 1901); "Traum und Wahrheit," a biography of Joseph (1887); "Arbeit und Arbeiter" (1890); "Die Sociale Frage im Judentume" (1890); "Die Pflichten des Besitzes" (1892); "Der Friede" (1892); "Das Kaddisch" (1896); "Der Grabstein" (1897); "Judäa und Rom" (1898); "Bibel, Heidentum, und Heidenbekehrung" (1899; 2d. ed., 1901); "Brauchen die Juden Christenblut?" (1900); "Lichtstrahlen aus den Reden Jellinek's," prepared by him for Jellinek's seventieth birthday.

Kurrein edited the monthly "Jüdische Chronik" from 1894 to 1896 with S. Stern and I. Ziegler, and from 1897 to 1902 alone. During the last four years this periodical has advocated Zionism.

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