Rosenthal, Ludwig A.
ROSENTHAL, LUDWIG A.
ROSENTHAL, LUDWIG A. (1855–1928), German rabbi and scholar. Rosenthal, who was born in Putzig, Western Prussia, served as rabbi in Koethen, Rogasen, Preussisch Stargard, and Berlin, where he also lectured in the preparatory department of the Hochschule (Lehranstalt) fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums.
Of importance are his Mishnah studies, in particular his Ueber den Zusammenhang, Quellen und Entstehung der Mischna (3 vols., 19182). Rosenthal took an active part in the controversy over Friedrich F. *Delitzsch's views (Babel und Bible, 1902; Hammurabi Gesetz, 1903), and wrote a comparative study on Joel, Nahum, and Habakkuk (1905). He acted as editor of Rahmer's Juedisches Literaturblatt, and edited the 10th edition of Kayserling's Lehrbuch der juedischen Geschichte und Literatur (1922). He also wrote a biography of Lazarus Geiger (1884). His other articles were published in Gesammelte Schriften (1926).