Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The teshuva of Arnold B. Ehrlich

The case of Arnold B. Ehrlich, author of Bible commentary מקרא כפשוטו, influencer on young Mordecai Kaplan, is interesting. Having converted to Christianity at a young age, he assisted (or perhaps ghost-wrote) Franz Delitzsch in his Hebrew translation of the New Testament. Apparently he regretted this, so when he arrived in New York the following occurred, as recorded by Gustav Gottheil:

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