5 July 1818 Karl Ludwig Börne baptised #otdimjh


On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

5 July 1818 Baptism of Karl Ludwig Börne (Baruch), German-Jewish political writer and satirist #otdimjh

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“That he had become estranged from the ceremonial observance of Judaism was generally known, but nothing of his previous career, nor indeed anything in his life after baptism, would have led any one to believe that he had become a Christian.” (Jewish Encyclopedia)

German political and literary writer; born May 6, 1786, at Frankfort-on-the-Main; died in Paris Feb. 12, 1837. The family name was Baruch, and he received the name of Loeb, both of which he afterward changed. Both his grandfather and his father, Jacob Baruch, were engaged in business, and employed as fiscal and purchasing agents for the government. Loeb and his two brothers were taught at home by a private tutor, one Jacob Sachs. When Sachs had done what he could for young Börne, the latter came directly under the private tuition…

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