Friedlaender, Israel

Friedlaender, Israel

(1876–1920) scholar; born in Kovel, Ukraine. He came to New York in 1930 to teach biblical literature and exegesis at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. A specialist on the relation between Islam and Judaism, he was murdered in the Ukraine while serving as commissioner for the Joint Distribution Commission of America.
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