Roth, Leon

   British philosopher. Leon, brother of Cecil ROTH, held the chair of philosophy at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, from 1927–51, when he resigned and returned to England. He was responsible for the programme of translating philosophic works into Hebrew. He was especially well known for his writings on MAIMONIDES and SPINOZA. Roth was elected a fellow of the British Academy and wrote Jewish Thought as a Factor in Civilization (1954) in a UNESCO series. His main work was Judaism, a Portrait (1960).

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  • Roth, Leon — (1896 1963)    English philosopher. He was a lecturer in philosophy at Manchester University from 1923 to 1927. He settled in Palestine and became professor of philosophy at the Hebrew University, rector of the university, and dean of the faculty …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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