Kohut, Alexander

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Kohut, Alexander

(1842–94) rabbi, scholar; born in Félegyháza, Hungary. Called to New York as rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Chesed in 1885, he soon launched a series of sermons against Reform Judaism. He helped found and taught at the conservative Jewish Theological Seminary of America. A respected scholar, he worked for years on the modernizing of an 11th-century rabbinical dictionary.
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Kohler, George Alexander Kohut, Isaac Markens, Oscar Straus, and Simon Wolf) is offered as an introduction to "Before the Flood," a special issue of SAJL that presents recent, innovative scholarship on early Jewish American literature.
Cohen rejects earlier foci on either the European ideological origins of Breslau's Judisches Theologisches Seminar or the earlier American version of JTS founded in the 1880s by Sabato Morais, Alexander Kohut and others.
Moreover, in his commentary on the Mishnah, in the introduction to Pereq Heleq, Maimonides proposes an Aramaic etymology for the term "Epicurus," and accordingly Alexander Kohut, in his addenda to Aruch ha-Shalem (p.