Yechezkel Kutscher

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Yechezkel Kutscher

Hebrew: יחזקאל קוטשר
Birthplace: Topolcany, Topolcany, Nitra Region, Slovakia
Death: Died
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Occupation: Israeli philologist and Hebrew linguist.
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About Yechezkel Kutscher

Edward Yechezkel Kutscher or Yechezkel Kutscher - יחזקאל קוטשר‎; born 1 June 1909, died 12 December 1971) was an Israeli philologist and Hebrew linguist.


Kutscher was born in 1909 in Topoľčany, Slovakia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He studied at the yeshiva in his home town and, later, in Frankfurt. In 1931 he emigrated to Mandatory Palestine and continued with his studies at the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva and at a Mizrachi Movement teachers seminary. For several years subsequently, he taught at various schools in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

In 1941, he completed his studies in Hebrew linguistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and, in 1949, began lecturing in linguistics at the Hebrew University, which he continued to do until his death. In 1960 he was appointed a professor. In 1958 he also started lecturing at Bar-Ilan University.

For many years Kutscher was a member of The Academy of the Hebrew Language and its predecessor, the Hebrew Language Committee (Vaʻad ha-lashon ha-ʻIvrit). In 1965 he was appointed editor of the periodical Leshonanu ("Our Language").

His research work included the study of different Mishnaic Hebrew scripts, including the Kaufmann Manuscript and Dead Sea Scrolls. His work revealed the Kaufmann Manuscript to be most authentic of the Mishnah.

In 1961, Kutscher was awarded the Israel Prize, for the humanities.


About יחזקאל קוטשר (עברית)

יחזקאל קוטשר (1 ביוני 1909, י"ב בסיוון ה'תרס"ט - 12 בדצמבר 1971) היה בלשן ופילולוג ישראלי בתחום חקר השפה העברית, יליד סלובקיה. היה פרופסור באוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים ובאוניברסיטת בר-אילן ברמת גן

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Yechezkel Kutscher's Timeline

June 1, 1909
Topolcany, Topolcany, Nitra Region, Slovakia
December 12, 1971
Age 62