Guttmann, Alexander

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GUTTMANN, ALEXANDER (1904–1994), talmudic scholar, son of Michael *Guttmann. Guttmann was born in Budapest. He received both his rabbinical diploma and his doctorate in Breslau. Guttmann taught Talmud and was the rabbi authorized to grant ordination at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin (1935–40). From 1940 he taught Talmud at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, Guttmann published several works and numerous scholarly articles, including Das redaktionelle und sachliche Verhaeltnis zwischen Mischna und Tosephta (1928) and Rabbinic Judaism in the Making (1970).

[Eugene Mihaly]