Meaning of ZUNZ, LEOPOLD in English

Hebrew Yom-Tob Lippmann

born Aug. 10, 1794, Detmold, Lippe

died March 18, 1886, Berlin

German historian of Jewish literature.

After taking his doctorate at Halle, he spent much of his life in a precarious struggle with poverty. With the publication of his seminal work, On Rabbinic Literature (1818), he initiated (1819) the movement called Wissenschaft des Judentums ("Science of Judaism"), which stressed the analysis of Jewish literature and culture with the tools of modern scholarship. His On History and Literature (1845) places Jewish literary activity in the context of European literature and politics. Zunz is often considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the 19th century.

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