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  1. U-Ba Le-Tzion JE (JE | wp gwp g) Opening words of the closing prayer of the daily morning service, before which one should not leave the synagogue (Shulḥan ......
  2. Samuel ben Israel de Uçeda JE (JE | wp gwp g) Palestinian commentator and preacher; born at Safed in the first quarter of the sixteenth century. His name, Uçeda, originally was ......
  3. Solomon Tzebi Hirsch Ufhausen (JE | wp gwp g) -- See B1445: Brenz, Samuel Friedrich
  4. Blaisio Ugolino JE S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Italian polyhistor; born at Venice about 1700. He is stated to have been a Jewish convert, and was certainly well ......
  5. Ujhely (Satoralja-Ujhely) JE (JE | wp gwp g) City in the county of Zemplin, Hungary. Documents in its archives show that in 1734 Jews were living at Ujhely ......
  6. Mar 'Ukba JE (JE | wp gwp g) Exilarch at Bagdad in the first half of the tenth century; the second exilarch to die in banishment. When Kohen ......
  7. Ukraine S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) -- See R479: Russia
  8. 'Uktzin (JE | wp gwp g) Name of a treatise of the Mishnah and the Tosefta, dealing chiefly with the conveyance of ritual impurity by means ......
  9. Ulam S 2010-04-27 (JE | wp gwp g) In JE redirects to Temple. Ours is about Polish mathematician who was born after JE was written... Now included on dab page.
  10. Jacob Daniel Ulamo (JE | wp gwp g) -- See O54: Olmo
  11. Gershon Ashkenazi Ulif (JE | wp gwp g) -- See A1966: Ashkenazi, Gershon
  12. Ulla JE S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) One of the leading halakic amoraim in Palestine during the latter part of the third and in the beginning of ......
  13. Alexander de Erény Ullmann JE S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Hungarian deputy and political economist; born at Budapest Feb. 18, 1850; died there 1897; son of Karl Ullmann (b. 1809; ......
  14. Shalom Ullmann JE S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Hungarian Talmudist; flourished in the beginning of the nineteenth century; officiated as rabbi in Fürth, and later at Boldogasszony (Frankirchen), ......
  15. Ulm S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) City and district of Württemberg. As in many other German cities, there is in Ulm a legend that Jews lived ......
  16. Albert Ulmann (JE | wp gwp g) American banker and author; born in New York city July 2, 1861; educated in the public schools and at the ......
  17. Benjamin Ulmann (JE | wp gwp g) French historical painter; born at Blotzheim, Alsace, May 24, 1829; died at Paris Feb. 24, 1884. He studied at the ......
  18. Salomon Ulmann JE (JE | wp gwp g) French rabbi; born at Zabern, Alsace, Feb. 25, 1806; died at Paris May 5, 1865. He commenced his rabbinical studies ......
  19. Uman S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) -- See H88: Haidamacks
  20. Uncleanness (JE | wp gwp g) -- See A338: Ablution

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  1. Ungarisch-Jüdische Wochenschrift (JE | wp gwp g) -- See P199: Periodicals
  2. Der Ungarische Israelit (JE | wp gwp g) -- See P199: Periodicals
  3. Ephraim Solomon Unger (JE | wp gwp g) German educator and writer; born at Coswig-on-the-Elbe March 8, 1789; died Nov. 1, 1870. He studied philosophy, mathematics, and natural ......
  4. Joachim Jacob Unger JE S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Austrian rabbi; born at Homona, Hungary, Nov. 25, 1826; studied at the University of Berlin (Ph.D. 1859), and was appointed ......
  5. Joseph Unger JE S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Austrian jurist and statesman; born in Vienna July 2, 1828. Having studied law at the university of his native city, ......
  6. Manasse Unger (JE | wp gwp g) German art critic; born in Coswig-on-the-Elbe March 14, 1802; died at Berlin May 17, 1868. When he was only four ......
  7. Unicorn (JE | wp gwp g) Rendering in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew V12p344001.jpg or V12p344002.jpg, following the Septuagint and the Vulgate. Aquila and Saadia, ......
  8. Union of American Hebrew Congregations S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Association of American Jewish congregations composed chiefly of the Reform element, and established largely through the persistent efforts, extending for ......
  9. Union Israélite (JE | wp gwp g) -- See P199: Periodicals
  10. Union of Jewish Literary Societies (JE | wp gwp g) An association of societies founded in 1902 in London, England, for the diffusion of Jewish literature, history, and sociology, and ......
  11. Unitarianism S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) A denomination of the Christian Church which rejects the doctrine of the Trinity. One of the Protestant sects that developed ......
  12. United States S 2006-02-19 >> History of the Jews in the United States, History of the Jews in Colonial America JE, Relationship of American Jews to the U.S. Federal Government before the 20th century JE, History of Jewish education in the United States before the 20th century JE (JE | wp gwp g) A federal republic of North America. The history and condition of the Jews in this territory - apart from Russia and Austria ......
  13. United States of Colombia S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) -- See S990: South and Central America
  14. United Synagogue S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) A body composed of sixteen synagogues in London, England, constituted in 1870 by Act of Parliament (33 and 34 Victoria, ......
  15. L'Univers Israélite (JE | wp gwp g) -- See P199: Periodicals
  16. Universities S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Places of higher and liberal learning, so called from the Latin word "universitas," signifying an association or a corporation. There ......
  17. Unleavened Bread (JE | wp gwp g) -- See M305: Maẓẓah
  18. Paul Gerson Unna S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) German physician and dermatologist; born at Hamburg Sept. 8, 1850; son of Moritz Adolph Unna; educated at the universities of ......
  19. Unterführer (JE | wp gwp g) -- See M215: Marriage Ceremonies
  20. Ur S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) A locality mentioned four times in the Bible (Gen. xi. 28, 31; xv. 7; Neh. ix. 7) with the qualification ......

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  1. Urania S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Daughter of Abraham the Precentor, of Worms, who herself acted as precentor in the women's synagogue in that city before ......
  2. Urbino S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Italian city; capital of the province of Pesaro e Urbino; originally the capital of the duchy of Urbino, and later ......
  3. Urbino (JE | wp gwp g) Italian family, originating in the city of the same name. The following important members are cited in chronological order:Solomon d'Urbino: ...... Our article is about Italian city.
  4. Uri (JE | wp gwp g) -- See S1201: Switzerland
  5. Uri ben David ben Moses (JE | wp gwp g) Great-grandson of Samuel Edels (MaHaRSHA); rabbi of Pollno, Lithuania, and chief rabbi of the district; flourished in the middle of ......
  6. Uri Phoebus ben Aaron ha-Levi (JE | wp gwp g) Dutch printer; born at Amsterdam 1623; died there Jan. 27, 1715 (not at Zolkiev in 1713, as Steinschneider records); son ......
  7. Uri (Ori) ben Simeon (JE | wp gwp g) Scholar of the sixteenth century; born at Biel (V12p382002.jpg); resided at Safed. He made an abstract of a manuscript of ......
  8. Uriah, Urijah S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) A Hittite; husband of Bath-sheba, and one of David'spicked warriors. The scanty Biblical allusions to him are of value as ......
  9. Uriel S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Name of an archangel. Of the four chief angels, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel, who preside over the four quarters ......
  10. Uriel d'Acosta (JE | wp gwp g) -- See A739: Acosta
  11. Uriel von Gemmingen (JE | wp gwp g) -- See P246: Pfefferkorn
  12. Urim and Thummim S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Objects connected with the breastplate of the high priest, and used as a kind of divine oracle. Since the days ......
  13. Adolphe (Simon) Ury (JE | wp gwp g) Alsatian rabbi; born at Niederbronn, Lower Alsace, June 14, 1849. He was educated at the lyceum of Strasburg and the ......
  14. Usage S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) -- See C939: Custom
  15. Usha S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) -- See S1218: Synod of Usha
  16. Michael Usishkin (JE | wp gwp g) One of the leaders of the Russian Zionists; born in 1863 in Dubrovna, government of Moghilef (Mohilev). In 1871 he ......
  17. Usque (JE | wp gwp g) Family deriving its name from the Spanish city of Huesca (the ancient Osca; Hebr. V12p387001.jpg), where it originated, its members ......
  18. Usury S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) In modern language this term denotes a rate of interest greater than that which the law or public opinion permits; ......
  19. Utah S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) One of the Western States of the United States of America; admitted into the Union in 1896. Jews first settled ......
  20. Utrecht S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Province of the Netherlands, with its capital of the same name. Jews resided in Utrecht prior to the expulsion from ......

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  1. Uz (JE | wp gwp g) Son of Aram, and grandson of Shem, according to Gen. x. 23; but I Chron. i. 17 records him as ...... Our article is a dab page which doesn't mention this
  2. Uzès S 2006-02-19 (JE | wp gwp g) Town of France, in the department of Gard, about 15 miles north-northeast of Nîmes. Jews were settled there as early ......
  3. Uziel >> Hayyim ben Abraham Uziel JE, Isaac Uziel JE, Jacob Uziel JE, Joseph Uziel JE, Judah Uziel JE, Samuel ben Joseph Uziel JE, Samuel Uziel JE (JE | wp gwp g) Family name occurring principally among the Sephardim in Spain, where it is found as early as the fifteenth century. After ......
  4. Uzza, Uzzah (JE | wp gwp g) Son of Abinadab. Together with his brother Ahio, he drove the new cart on which was placed the Ark of ......
  5. Uzziah (JE | wp gwp g) Son of Amaziah; called also Azariah (comp. II Kings xv. 1, 13, 30). He was king of Judah, and began ......
  6. Uzziel (JE | wp gwp g) Son of Kohath and brother of Amram (Ex. vi. 18; I Chron. vi. 2). He was the father of Mishael, ......
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