Alkalaj, Aron

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ALKALAJ, ARON (1880–1973), author and communal leader. Alkalaj, the son of a cantor, was born in Belgrade, where he became a bank director and Jewish communal and cultural leader. Apart from works on finance and economics, he published a biography of Moses (1938); a work about Josephus and the fall of Judea, Josif Flavije i pad Judeje (1965; orig. in Jevrejski almanah, 1963–64); a study of Jewish life in Belgrade; a monograph on Moses and a book about Israel (1960).