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Program Date(s): 
1:00 AM Thursday Jan 29, 2015
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Leaders & Speakers: 
Dr. Marty Lockshin

On Wednesday January 28th, 8:00 pm Dr. Marty Lockshin will present "Rabbi David Zvi Hoffmann: Critic of Biblical Criticism." 

David Zvi Hoffmann  was an Orthodox rabbi and Torah scholar. Born in Verbó in 1843, he attended various yeshivot in his native town before he entered the college at Pressburg, from which he graduated in 1865. He then studied philosophy, history, and Oriental languages at Vienna and Berlin, taking his doctor's degree in 1871 from the University of Tübingen. His rabbinical training was at the hands of Moshe Schick and Azriel Hildesheimer.

Shortly after obtaining his degree, he became employed as a teacher in Samson Raphael Hirsch's Realschule school in Frankfurt am Main, and in 1873 moved to Berlin to join the faculty of the Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin where he eventually became rector in 1899 after the death of Azriel Hildesheimer.

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