- Cyrus Adler
Cyrus Adler (September 13, 1863 – April 7, 1940) was a U.S. educator, Jewish religious leader and scholar.
Adler was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, a graduate of University of Pennsylvania in 1883 and gained a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1887, where he taught Semitic languages from 1884 to 1893. He was employed by the Smithsonian Institution for a number of years, with a focus on archaeology and Semitics, serving as the Librarian from 1892-1905. He was a founder of the Jewish Welfare Board, and an editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia, and part of the committee that translated the Jewish Publication Society version of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917. At the end of World War I, he participarted in the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.
He was president of the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning 1908 to 1940 and Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He was also a contributor to the New International Encyclopedia. In addition, he was a founding member of the Oriental Club of Philadelphia.
Adler was a bachelor much of his life, marrying Racie Friedenwald of Baltimore in 1905, when he was 42. They had one child, a daughter Sarah.
- This article incorporates text from the 1901–1906 Jewish Encyclopedia article "Adler, Cyrus" by Joseph Jacobs, a publication now in the public domain.
- ^ Dictionary of American Library Biography. (1978). Bohdan Wynar, ed. "Adler, Cyrus (1863-1940)." Littleton, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited. p. 3-5. ISBN 0872871800
- Adler, Cyrus. I Have Considered the Days. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1941.
- Neuman, Abraham A. Cyrus Adler: A Biographical Sketch. New York: The American Jewish Committee, 1942.
- Articles written by Cyrus Adler on the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner
- The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York archival entry on Adler's papers.
- Center for Jewish History Guide to the papers of Cyrus Adler (and biography).
- Fact Monster Entry for Cyrus Adler.
- Works by Cyrus Adler at Project Gutenberg
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