Wallenstein, Meir

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WALLENSTEIN, MEIR (1903–1996), Orientalist. Born in Jerusalem, Wallenstein taught in Palestine (1925–29) and in Manchester, England (1932–38). From 1946 he was reader in medieval and modern Hebrew at Manchester University, and in 1970 he settled in Jerusalem.

Wallenstein's works include studies on Moses Judah Abbas and his contemporaries in Melilah, 1–4 (1944–50); Hymns from the Judean Scrolls (1950); Some Unpublished Piyyutim from the Cairo Genizah (1956); The Neẓer and the Submission in Suffering Hymn from the Dead Sea Scrolls (ed., with translation, 1957); and he edited J. Jaffe's Ahavat Ẓiyyon vi-Yrushalayim (1946).