Abrahams, Israel

   English Hebrew scholar. In 1901, Abrahams succeeded Professor Solomon SCHECHTER as reader in rabbinic and talmudic literature at Cambridge, and for the next generation was prominent in Jewish studies in Britain. He edited the Jewish Quarterly Review and was one of the founders of the Jewish Historical Society. Together with Claude MONTEFIORE, he promoted the Liberal (Reform) movement in Britain. He was opposed to Zionism as a political movement, but supported the development of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
   He was a prolific essayist and writer of articles and published a number of books, the best-known of which were Jewish Life in the Middle Ages (1896) and Studies in Pharisaism and the Gospels (2 vols., 1917–24). He also annotated the Authorised Daily Prayer Book (1914), edited by his father-in-law, the Reverend Simeon SINGER.

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