Klein, Moritz

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KLEIN, MORITZ

KLEIN, MORITZ (1842–1915), Hungarian rabbi and scholar. Klein, born in Miskolc, was a pupil of S.J. *Rapoport in Prague and studied at the university there. He served in Miskolc, Ungvar, Papa, and Nagybecskerek as a Liberal preacher and rabbi. In addition to publishing many sermons in Hungarian and German, he published a Hungarian translation of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed, A tévelygők útmutatója (3 vols., 1878–91), and a version in Hungarian of Jedaiah Bedersi's Beḥinat Olam, A lélek tragédiája (1901). A translation into Hungarian of Judah Halevi's Kuzari remained unfinished.