Zunz, Leopold

Zunz, Leopold a famous Jewish writer, was born at Detmold, Germany, August 10, 1794. He studied at. Berlin, was in 1820 preacher at the new synagogue there, in 1835 at Prague, and in 1839 director of the Teacher's Seminary at Berlin. When that institution was closed, in 1850, Zunz retired to private life, devoting all his energies to the production of works which have made him famous in the republic of letters. Zunz died at Berlin, March 18,1886. He was a voluminous writer, and of his many works we especially mention Lebensgeschichte des Salonso Jizchaki, genannt Raschi (Lemberg, 1840): — Die gottesdienstlichen Vortrage der Juden, historisch entwickelt (Berlin, 1832): — Zur Geschichte und Literatur (1845): — Die Synagogale Poesie des Mittelalters (1855): — Die Ritus des synagogalen: Gottesdienstes (1859): — Literaturgeschichte der synagogalen Poesie (1865). His minor writings were issued under the title of Gesammelte Schriften (1875, 1876, 3 volumes). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:555-558; Morais, Eminent Israelites of the 19th Century (Philadelphia, 1880), page 360 sq. (B.P.)

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