Wednesday, July 22, 2009

An Orthodox Jewish scientist of the old school

Here's an interesting article about the recently deceased (1904) Chaim Zelig Slonimski.

(The article is by Judah David Eisenstein who, incidentally, wrote a number of interesting articles in the linked periodical, New Era Illustrated Magazine. See here for his trenchant criticism of the "legal articles of the Jewish Encyclopedia," although his overall evaluation [in New Era v. 7 1905 pg. 187] is "Altogether, the Jewish Encyclopedia is a monumental work, a storehouse of Jewish learning, of which American Israel may be justly proud.")

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