Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Nehamah Hirschensohn

Menachem Mendel notifies us that the first volume of the long-awaited new edition of Hayim Hirschensohn's Malki ba-Kodesh has appeared. Just last week, I came across a letter from his daughter, Nehamah, inviting someone to a lecture she was giving at the YMHA in Newark on Jewish philosophy. The letter is dated 1911. My friend Menachem Butler told me that she is better known as Nima Adlerblum, that she was a well-known writer on philosophy and education, and that her memories of early childhood in Jerusalem had been published recently. Fascinating!


Blogger Ari Kinsberg said...

the aronson edition of the autobiography you link to was originally published in r. leo jung's "guardian of our heritage" (late 1950s). as far as i remember, the text is the same, but the aronson edition has a new intro by immanuel jakobovits.

the book on gersonides you link to was actually her columbia dissertation.

a hebrew abstract of a lecture she delivered on ibn paquda for the ohole shem society appears in the society's annual reports.

happy hanukkah

9:11 AM  
Blogger Ari Kinsberg said...

where did you see the letter she wrote? is there more material from her?

9:13 AM  
Blogger Mississippi Fred MacDowell said...

If you can, could you post a copy of the letter? Thanks.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Menachem Butler said...

She was a student of John Dewey at Columbia; and according to Moshe Sokolow, at the MO conference in Scranton, some of her father's ideas on education influenced Dewey's worldview....

5:24 PM  

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