Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Rabbi Klatzkin Dies in Jerusalem at Age of 80: Father of Dr. Jacob Klatzkin Hebrew Philosopher and E

May 27, 1932
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Rabbi Elijah Klatzkin, one of the famous Rabbis of Old Russia, who has been living in Palestine since 1925, died here to-day at the age of 80.

He was a son of the Gaon, Rabbi Naphtali Hertz, under whom he studied for a time, afterwards entering the famous Yeshibah of Shklov. In 1881 he was appointed Rabbi at Beresa. Three years later he was called to Marimpol. In 1910 he became Rabbi in Lublin.

Rabbi Klatzkin was the author of a large number of famous homiletic works.

His son, Dr. Jacob Klatzkin, is the famous Hebrew philosopher and authority on Spinoza, who is editor-in-chief of the “Encyclopaedia Judaica”. Dr. Jacob Klatzkin recently attained his 50th. birthday.

Recommended from JTA