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Kohn, Sámuel, 1841-1920

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    • found: Adalékok Büchler Sándor és Kohn Sámuel történetírói munkásságához, 1997
    • found: BL database, 14 Oct. 2004(hdg.: Kohn, Sámuel, 1841-1920)
    • found: YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe online, 2010, viewed February 20, 2017Kohn, Sámuel (Kohn, Sámuel, 1841-1920, rabbi and historian, was born in Baja, Hungary. He studied at the yeshivas of Esriel Hildesheimer in Kismarton and Sámuel Sommer in Pápa. In 1858 Kohn enrolled at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau and the University of Breslau where he studied philosophy, history and linguistics, completing his doctoral dissertation, "De Pentateucho Samaritano" (The Samaritan Pentateuch) in 1865. Upon finishing his rabbinic studies in 1866, Kohn was elected rabbi of the Pest Jewish Community and was the first to preach in Hungarian at the Dohány Street synagogue. He supported the establishment of the Neolog Rabbinical Seminary, the use of Hungarian for sermons, and the translation of the Bible into Hungarian. He was active in the Hungarian Literary Society (IMIT) between 1894 and 1899. Between 1868 and 1870, he served as director of Jewish elementary schools in Pest, and from 1875 to 1884 he taught religion in the higher grades of high schools in Pest. He edited a short-lived weekly Ungarisch-jüdische Wochenschrift. He taught homiletics at the Rabbinical Seminary of Hungary between 1899 and 1905, was appointed chief rabbi of the Pest Jewish Community in 1905, and one year later was chosen to be the honorary president of the National Rabbinical Assembly. Author of Héber kutforrások és adatok Magyarország történetéhez (Hebrew Sources and Data on the History of Hungary). His main historical work, based on archival sources, was published in 1884, titled A zsidók története Magyarországon, a legrégibb időktől a mohácsi vészig (The History of Jews in Hungary from the Oldest Times until the Battle of Mohács). Kohn's later research explored the history of the Sabbatarians, a sixteenth and seventeenth-century radical Protestant movement in Transylvania; his text on this subject (A szombatosok. Történetük, dogmatikájuk és irodalmuk [The Sabbatarians: Their History, Dogmatics, and Literature], 1889) emphasized the life and works of Simon Pécsi. Kohn's last major work, also published in 1889, was a biography of his paternal grandfather, Kohn-Schwerin Götz bajai és bácsmegyei főrabbi. Élet és korrajz 1760-1852 (Götz Kohn-Schwerin, Chief Rabbi of Baja City and Bács County: A Description of an Age, 1760-1852).) -
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed February 20, 2017Samuel Kohn (Samuel Kohn (1841-1920) was a Hungarian rabbi in Budapest from 1866 to 1905, when he was appointed Chief Rabbi of Budapest. He is remembered today as the author of A szombatosok, történetök, dogmatikájok és irodalmok ("The Sabbatarians: a complete history and dogmatic literature", Budapest 1889, German translation Die Sabbatarier in Siebenbürgen Leipzig 1894) concerning András Eőssi and other 16th Century Transylvanian Szekler Sabbatarians.) -
    • found: Jewish Encyclopedia online, 2002-2011, viewed February 20, 2017Kohn, Samuel (born September 21, 1841; founder and president of the Hungarian Literary Society; author of "Der Prophet Elijah in der Legende," Breslau, 1863; "De Pentateucho Samaritano Ejusque cum Versionibus Antiquis Nexu," Leipsic, 1865; "Samaritanische Studien: Beiträge zur Samaritanischen Pentateuch-Uebersetzung und Lexicographie," Breslau, 1868; "Wie Haben Wir Unsere Emancipation Aufzufassen?" Pest, 1868; "Zsinagógai Szónoklatok," a collection of Hungarian sermons, Budapest, 1875; "Zur Sprache, Literatur, und Dogmatik der Samaritaner," Leipsic, 1875; "Die Hebräischen Handschriften des Ungarischen National-Museums zu Budapest" (Hungarian and German), Budapest, 1877; "Mordechai ben Hillel, Sein Leben, und Seine Schriften, Nebst 6 Bisher Unedirten Hebräischen Beilagen" (reprinted from "Monatsschrift"), Breslau, 1878; "Héber Kútforrások és Adatok Magyarország Történelméhez," on Hebrew sources and data of Hungarian history, Budapest, 1881; "A Zsidók Története Magyarországon," first part of a history of the Jews in Hungary, ib. 1884; "A Szombatosok, Történetük, Dogmatikájuk és Irodalmuk," on the history, dogmatics, and literature of the Sabbatarians, in Hungarian, ib. 1889; in German, Leipsic, 1894; "Kohn Schwerin Götz Bajai és Bácsmegyei Förabbi Elete és Korrajz," on the life and times of Götz Schwerin Kohn, Budapest, 1899. Kohn edited with M. Kayserling "Die Ungarisch-Jüdische Wochenschrift," ib. 1871; he also wrote the articles on the Jews, their history and literature, in the Hungarian encyclopedia "Pallas." He has been a frequent contributor to the leading Hebrew, German, and Hungarian periodicals, and has also published various addresses delivered on special occasions.) -
    • found:, viewed February 20, 2017Kohn, Samuel (cataloged the Hebrew manuscripts in the Hungarian National Library and wrote an important study, Mordechai ben Hillel, sein Leben und seine Schriften (1878), on the life of the 13th-century codifier and martyr.) -
    • found: nuc88-61223: His Mardochai ben Hillel ... [MI] 1878(hdg. on CtY rept.: Kohn, Samuel, 1841-1912; usage: Samuel Kohn)
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