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Maybaum, Ignaz


MAYBAUM, IGNAZ (1897–1976), Reform rabbi and theologian. Born in Vienna, Maybaum served as rabbi at Bingen (Rhineland), Frankfurt on the Oder, and Berlin. In 1939 he immigrated to England. From 1947 to 1963 he was minister of the Edgeware Reform Synagogue (London) and lecturer on theology and homiletics at the Leo Baeck College (established 1956). In addition to publications in his German period (Parteibefreites Judentum, 1935; Neue Jugend und alter Glaube, 1936) he wrote books in English including Synagogue and Society (1944); Jewish Mission (1951); Sacrifice of Isaac (Leo Baeck College Publication, no 1, 1959); Jewish Existence (1960); The Faith of the Jewish Diaspora (1962); and The Face of God after Auschwitz (1965). In his writings Maybaum considers the theological and religious problems presented by the Holocaust and the dual existence of the Jewish people in the Diaspora and its ancient homeland. He was a nephew of Sigmund *Maybaum.


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