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Altmann, Alexander, 1906-1987

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  • Variants

    • Alṭman, Aleksander, 1906-1987
    • Altmann, Shimon Tzvi, 1906-1987
    • Alṭman, Shimʻon Tsevi, 1906-1987
    • אלטמן, אלכסנדר
    • אלטמן, אלקסנדר
    • אלטמן, ש. צ. אלכסנדר
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1906-04-16
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1987-06-06
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1926
        • Affiliation End: 1931
        • Organization: (naf) Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1926
        • Affiliation End: 1931
        • Organization: (naf) Bet ha-midrash le-Rabanim be-Berlin
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1953
        • Affiliation End: 1958
        • Organization: (naf) Institute of Jewish Studies (London, England)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1959
        • Affiliation End: 1976
        • Organization: (naf) Brandeis University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1976
        • Affiliation End: 1978
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1976
        • Affiliation End: 1978
        • Organization: (naf) Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1978
        • Affiliation End: 1987
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University. Center for Jewish Studies
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1967
        • Affiliation End: 1987
        • Organization: (naf) American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Košice (Slovakia)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Boston (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Germany
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Berlin (Germany)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Manchester (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Newton Center (Newton, Mass.)
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    • Field of Activity

        (naf) Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786
          (naf) Saʻadia ben Joseph, 882-942
            (naf) Israeli, Isaac, approximately 832-approximately 932
          • Occupation

              (dot) Faculty member, College or University
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          • Sources

            • found: Moses ben Maimon.Des rabbi Mosche ben Maimon more ... 1935.
            • found: His Panim shel Yahadut, 1983:t.p. (Aleksander Alṭman) verso t.p. (Alexander Altmann [in rom.])
            • found: His The meaning of Jewish existence, c1991:CIP p. 2 (Alexander (Shimon Tzvi) Altmann (1906-87))
            • found: Wikipedia, viewed June 7, 2016(Alexander Altmann; April 16, 1906-June 6, 1987 was an Orthodox Jewish scholar and rabbi born in Kassa, Austria-Hungary, today Košice, Slovakia. He emigrated to England in 1938 and later settled in the United States, working productively for a decade and a half as a professor within the Philosophy Department at Brandeis University. He is best known for his studies of the thought of Moses Mendelssohn, and was indeed the leading Mendelssohn scholar since the time of Mendelssohn himself. He also made important contributions to the study of Jewish mysticism. Altmann received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Berlin in 1931, writing his dissertation on the philosophy of Max Scheler, and was ordained rabbi by the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin in the same year. From 1931 to 1938 he served as rabbi in Berlin and professor of Jewish philosophy at the Seminary. After fleeing Nazi Germany in 1938, Altmann served as communal rabbi in Manchester, England from 1938 to 1959. There, in addition to his responsibilities as a community leader, he continued to independently pursue his scholarly studies, publishing in 1946 a translation and commentary of Saadia's Beliefs and Opinions. His scholarly activities ultimately led him to found and direct the Institute of Jewish Studies from 1953 to 1958, which at the time was an independent institution. He there edited the Journal of Jewish Studies and Scripta Judaica and authored his work on Isaac Israeli. in 1959 Altmann left England to join the faculty of Brandeis University. He served at Brandeis as the Philip W. Lown Professor of Jewish Philosophy and History of Ideas beginning in 1959 and until his promotion to Professor Emeritus and subsequent retirement in 1976. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1967. From 1976 to 1978 he was a visiting professor at Harvard and at Hebrew University, and from 1978 until his death he was an Associate at the Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies. During his entire residence in the Boston area (Newton Centre, to be precise), he always made his home a meeting place for Jewish scholars and students, In his long academic career, Altmann produced a number of important works in German, English, and Hebrew. Altmann died in Boston on June 6, 1987. -
            • found: Mystics, philosophers, and politicians, 1982:page 4 (attended Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität and the Rabbiner Seminar simultaneously between 1926 and 1931)
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            • 1980-07-18: new
            • 2016-06-10: revised
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