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ISIDOR KALISCH (1816-1886)

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 642 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ISIDOR KALISCH (1816-1886), Jewish divine, was born at Krotoschin in Prussia on the 15th of November 1816, and was educated at Berlin, Breslau and Prague. In 1848 he came to London, but passed on in 1849 to America, where he ministered as rabbi inCleveland,Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Detroit and Newark, New Jersey. At Newark from 1875 he gave himself entirely to literary work, and exercised a strong.influence as leader of the radical and reforming Jewish party. Among his works are Wegweisen far rationelle Forschungen in den biblischen Schriften (1853); and translations of Nathan der Weise (1869); Sepher Jezirah (1877); and Munz's History of Philosophy among the Jews (1881). He also wrote a good deal of German and Hebrew verse.
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