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Rabbi Joseph Chotzner

Male 1844 - 1914  (69 years)


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  • Name Joseph Chotzner 
    Prefix Rabbi 
    Born 11 May 1844  Cracow, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography CHOTZNER, JOSEPH (1844–1914), scholar and writer. Chotzner studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and at the university in Breslau, where he obtained a doctorate for a Hebrew adaptation of F.M. von Bodenstedt's Die Lieder des Mirza-Schaffy (1868). From 1869 to 1880 and again from 1893 to 1897, Chotzner was minister of the *Belfast Hebrew Congregation. From 1880 to 1892, he was in charge of a "Jewish house" for boys attending the famous Harrow school. Leaving Belfast once more in 1893, Chotzner became one of the resident scholars at the rabbinical college established by Moses *Montefiore at Ramsgate (England).

    From 1905 he lived in retirement in London. Chotzner devoted his scholarly interests chiefly to humor and satire in Jewish literature (from the Bible to modern Hebrew writers), and he wrote on this subject a number of articles which appeared in the Jewish Quarterly Review and later in book form (Hebrew Humour and Other Essays, 1905, and Hebrew Satire, 1911). He published a small volume of humoristic essays and poems (Leil Shimmurim, 1864) and wrote his youthful memoirs (Zikhronot, 1885). Though far from being Orthodox, Chotzner opposed radical reform and showed little sympathy for Herzl's Zionism. His son ALFRED JAMES (1873–1958), a graduate of Cambridge University, rose to be a High Court judge in Calcutta and a Conservative member of the British parliament from 1931 to 1934.
    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    A. Carlebach, in: JHSET, 21 (1968), 257ff.
    [Alexander Carlebach]
    Source Citation: Carlebach, Alexander. "Chotzner, Joseph." Encyclopaedia Judaica. Eds. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. Vol. 4. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 672. 22 vols. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Thomson Gale. SPERTUS COLLEGE OF JUDAICA. 3 July 2007   [1
    Hebrew Birth 22 Iya 5604 
    Immigration 1869  Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1905  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Rabbi 
    Died 1914  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2795  Blank Family
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2009 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 May 1844 - Cracow, Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1869 - Belfast, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1905 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1914 - London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Jewish House at Harrow and Rev. Chotzner
    Jewish House at Harrow and Rev. Chotzner

    Histories
    Belfast Jewish Community
    Belfast Jewish Community

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Encyclopedia Judaica.


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