8 August 1859 Birth of Moses Löwen, Yiddish Apologist and Theologian #otdimjh


On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

302107 Hapodeh Umazil – Löwen’s prizewinning life of Yeshua

Löwen, Moses Gotthold (also known as Hananiah Berliner), was born August 8, 1859, just at the time when his father, dressed in mourning, was sitting on the floor in the synagogue, bewailing the destruction of Jerusalem. When the father returned home, a near relative presented him with his firstborn son. His parents educated him after the manner of orthodox Jews, and he studied diligently the Talmud and the “Shulchan Aruch,” but very little the Old Testament. [Bernstein: Some Jewish Witnesses]

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When the boy was fifteen years of age, he was employed by the rabbi of Sombar, in Galicia, as a copyist, and for this he received from him instruction in rabbinical writings, in the Bible, and in religious philological literature. This distinguished savant, Joshua Hullas by name, was liberal-minded and exercised a salutary influence upon the boy. Later on he…

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