Oppenheim, David

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OPPENHEIM, DAVID

OPPENHEIM, DAVID (1816–1876), Hebrew scholar. Born in Leipnik, Moravia, he was a rabbi in his native land and in Hungary. He published articles and studies in Hebrew and other languages, which encompassed a broad range of Hebrew literature and culture. A zealot for the Hebrew language, he fought the movement to eliminate Hebrew in the synagogue. His Hebrew studies were published in the periodicals Bet ha-Midrash and Yeshurun, and especially in Ha-Maggid, to which he contributed critiques of Judaica.

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Zeitlin, Bibliotheca, 256.

[G. K.]