Abraham Cohen, MA, PhD, D.H.L. (1887 - 1957) MP

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Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
Death: Died
Managed by: David Prins
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Immediate Family

    • Bessie
      wife
    • Michael
      son
    • Vivienne
      daughter
    • Harold
      son
    • Ruth
      daughter
    • Leah
      mother
    • Jacob
      father
    • Ada
      sister
    • Nettie
      sister
    • Joseph
      brother
    • Gertrude
      sister

About Abraham Cohen, MA, PhD, D.H.L.

President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews

Minister at Singers Hill Synagogue, Birmingham

Editor of the Soncino Chumash

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Abraham Cohen (editor)

Abraham Cohen (born 1887, Reading, Berkshire; died 1957) was a Jewish-British scholar. [1]

He was the editor of the Soncino Books of the Bible and also participated in the Soncino translation of the Talmud and Midrash. [2] [3]

He attended the University of London and Cambridge and was a minister of Birmingham Hebrew Congregation from 1933. He also participated actively in the World Jewish Congress and the Zionist movement. [4]

Works

Everyman's Talmud The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic Sages (1932)

The Parting of the Ways: Judaism and the Rise of Christianity (1954)

References

1. http://www.4enoch.org/wiki/index.php?title=Abraham_Cohen_%281887-1957%29,_scholar

2. http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=5257

3. http://www.4enoch.org/wiki/index.php?title=Abraham_Cohen_%281887-1957%29,_scholar

4. http://www.ibs.it/code/9788842057338/cohen-abraham/talmud.html

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90150460

REV. ABRAHAM COHEN

Birth: 1887 Reading Berkshire, England

Death: May 28, 1957

Anglo-Jewish clergyman, scholar, and communal leader, Dr. MA, PhD, D.H.L. He grew up in the East End of London, and was educated at London and Cambridge Universities. He became a minister in Manchester in 1909 and in 1913 minister to the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, where he remained for 36 years. He was active in the World Jewish Congress and in the Zionist movement. He was the first minister to preside over the Board of Deputies of British Jews (from 1949 to 1955), which he greatly strengthened by a combination of firmness and diplomacy. He edited the Soncino (municipality) Books of the Bible, himself translating the Psalms, and participated in the Soncino translation of the "Talmud and Midrash." His writings include "Everyman's Talmud" (1949 2 ), An Anglo-Jewish Scrapbook (1968 2 ), and "Teachings of Maimonides" (1927). He assisted Chief Rabbi Joseph.


Burial: Witton Jewish Cemetery Birmingham Warwickshire, England Plot: Sec. K Row 7 Grave 1199 (K7 / 1199)


  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Record added: May 14, 2012
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Rev Dr Abraham Cohen MA, PhD, D.H.L.'s Timeline

1887
1887
Reading, Berkshire, England
1957
May 28, 1957
Age 70
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom