Dr. Adolf Abraham Hübsch

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Dr. Adolf Abraham Hübsch (Huebsch)

Birthplace: Liptovský Mikuláš, Žilina Region, Slovakia
Death: October 10, 1884 (54)
New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joachim Hübsch and Julia Hübsch
Husband of Nina Hubsch (Links) and Juli Hubsch
Father of Leontine Huebsch; Daniel A. Huebsch; Nina Huebsch; Gertrude Huebsch; Benjamin W. Huebsch and 1 other
Brother of Josefa Weiss; Jakob Hübsch and Rebekka Rosenberg

Occupation: rabbi
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About Dr. Adolf Abraham Hübsch

HUBSCH, Adolf (age 40, from NYC ) son of [Joachim Hubsch] & July [Janowitz] married LINX, Julie (age 20) daughter of Daniel Linx [& Babette Hubsch]. Marriage Registration: 25-Dec-1866 (Hrico, Bittse, Trencsen). Source: LDS 1978901(1), 58.

Rev. Dr. Adolphus Huebsch, Ph. D., was born at St. Nicolaus, Hungary, September 18, 1830. He was a descendant of the famous Jaffa family, whose geneology can be traced back into the Fifteenth Century. He received his first education in the house of his parents, Joachim and Julia Huebsch, and, in 1840, was sent to the College at Budapesth, where he graduated in 1845. Soon after a position as teacher was offered him which he accepted and retained until the political events of the year 1848 inflamed his patriotism, when he left his position and became a volunteer in Kossuth's regiment, where he rose to the rank of major. After the disastrous battle at Vilagos he escorted Kossuth's mother and sister over the border, and then resumed his theological studies at Prague, where he received the degree of Ph. D., in 1861. In that city he became the Rabbi of a leading congregation. In 1866 he was called to the pulpit of the Ahawath-Chesed Congregation, at New York City, then a poor synagogue. He soon drew about him many wealthy Hebrews, who, after he had preached for them six years, built the present Temple on Lexington Avenue, at a cost of $295,000. The congregation is classed among the moderate reform Hebrews. Dr. Huebsch was an eminent scholar and the author of several works, among which are a translation of a portion of the Syriac version of the old Testament into Hebrew, with a commentary ; the " Gems of the Orient, a compilation and translation of Arabic and Syriac proverbs into English ; a prayer-book, a hymn-book, and the ritual in use at the above mentioned Temple. As an orator. Dr. Huebsch had few equals among the Hebrew clergy ; his lectures were always eloquent and scholarly, and he frequently electrified his auditors. In 1871 he was elected President of the Rabbinical Conference in Cincinnati. Among the Hebrew clergy, as well as those of other creeds, Dr. Huebsch was much beloved. He had acquired an excellent reputation as a lecturer upon theology and other subjects as well. His discourses have received the highest commendation from clergymen without distinction of creed. He also took part in organizing the Young Men's Hebrew Association. Eighteen years of unceasing devotion to the cause of American Judaism had stamped his name in indelible characters upon its history, and when the melancholy news of his sudden death was announced on October 10, 1884, a gloom of sadness hung like a funeral pall over many Hebrew homes where his name was known, for his profound scholarship and geniality. His home life was a very happy one. ■ His widow has published a memorial volume of her late husband, entitled " Memoirs of Rev. Dr. Adolphus Huebsch," which has found wide circulation. http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924032763207/cu31924032763207_djv...


A book about him: http://archive.org/stream/revdradolphhuebs00huebiala#page/n13/mode/2up

Hübsch Adolf,

zsidó theologus, szül. 1830. szept. 18. Szent-Miklóson; 1840-45-ben a pesti ág. ev. gymnasiumot látogatta; azután mint tanító működött az ó-budai zsidó iskolán. 1848-ban a honvédek közé lépett és tiszti rangot nyert. A szabadságharcz után Paksra ment és az ottani talmudiskolában folytatta félbeszakított theologiai tanulmányait. 1854-ben a miavai othodox község megválasztotta rabbijának. Ez állásáról azonban három év mulva lemondott és 1858. Prágába ment, hol egyetemi tanulmányainak befejezése után, mint rabbi s hitszónok nyert alkalmazást. 1866. elfogadta az Ahawath-Cheszed new-yorki zsidó község meghivását, hol 1884. okt. 4. bekövetkezett haláláig mint rabbi működött. Egyebek közt sikeresen fáradozott a Hebrew Union College (amerikai rabbiiskola New-Yorkban) létrejöttén, hol a sémi nyelvek tanára volt.

Zsinagogai beszédeket és hitfelekezeti czikkeket írt. Munkái: 1. Ein Wort der Weihe. Pest, 1857.. 2. Die 5 Megilloth nebst d. syrisch. Targum... Prága, 1866. 3. Orcho we Amitecho. New-York, 1868 (Német szónoklatgyűjtemény.) 4. Gems of the Orient. New-York, 1877. (Keleti közmondások angolul.) 5. Adolph Hübsch. A Memorial. New-York, 1885. (Életrajza, több költeménye, beszéde s czikkei). Lippe, Bibliogr. Lexikon. Wien, 1889. II. 110. l. Petrik Bibliogr. Pallas Nagy Lexikona IX. 514. l. (Kohn Sámuel.) (http://mek.oszk.hu/03600/03630/html/)

See also Magyar Zsidó Lexikon, http://mek.oszk.hu/04000/04093/html/0390.html

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Dr. Adolf Abraham Hübsch's Timeline

September 18, 1830
Liptovský Mikuláš, Žilina Region, Slovakia
- 1845
Age 9
Pest, Hungary
- 1848
Age 14
Óbuda, Hungary
- 1853
Age 18
Paks, Állam/Tartomány, Hungary
- 1857
Age 23
September 1858
- 1861
Age 27
Prague, Állam/Tartomány, Czech Republic
- 1866
Age 27