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Gelbhaus, Sigmund


GELBHAUS, SIGMUND (Joshua Samuel ; c. 1850–1928), East European rabbi and writer. Gelbhaus was born in Tysmienica (Galicia) and served as rabbi in Karlovac (Karlstadt, Croatia), Nordhausen (Germany), Prague, and Vienna. In Vienna he also lectured at the Israelitisch-Theologische Lehranstalt and at the Hebrew Paedagogium. A prolific writer, he published numerous articles, books, and translations into Hebrew. Among them are Rabbi Jehuda Hanassi und die Redaktion der Mischna (1876), Die Mittelhochdeutsche Dichtung in ihrer Beziehung zur biblisch-rabbinischen Literatur (3 vols., 1889–93), Esra und seine reformatorischen Bestrebungen (1903), Religioese Stroemungen in Judaea waehrend und nach der Zeit des babylonischen Exils (1912), and Die Metaphysik der Ethik Spinozas im Quellenlichte der Kabbala (1917).


Wininger, Biog, 2 (1928), 399; 6 (1931), 614.

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