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Singer, Isidore, 1859-1939

LC control no.n 85153305
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Personal name headingSinger, Isidore, 1859-1939
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Variant(s)Singer, J., 1859-1939
Singer, I., 1859-1939
Singer, Isidor, 1859-1939
LocatedVienna (Austria) Berlin (Germany) Paris (France)
New York (N.Y.)
Birth date18591110
Death date1939
Place of birthHranice (Olomoucký kraj, Czech Republic)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
Field of activityHuman rights Jews Judaism Antisemitism Rabbinical seminaries--United States Jewish learning and scholarship Religions (Proposed, universal, etc.)
Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935
AffiliationFrance. Ambassade (Austria) American League for the Rights of Man German Classics of the 19th and 20th centuries
France. Ministère des affaires étrangères et du Développement international. Direction de la communication et de la presse
La Vraie Parole
Allgemeine Oesterreichische Literaturzeitung
Jewish Encyclopedia
International Insurance Encyclopedia
International Amos Society
Universität Wien
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin
Profession or occupationEditors Encyclopedists Journalists Newspaper editors
Found inHis Sollen die Juden Christen werden? 1884: t.p. (J. Singer)
LC manual cat. (hdg.: Singer, Isidore, 1859-1939; usage: Isidore Singer; Isidor Singer; hdg.: Singer, J.; questioned whether same as Isidore Singer)
NUC, pre-1956 (hdg.: Singer, Isidore, 1859-1939; ref. from Singer, J.; usage: J. Singer, Isidore Singer; Isidor Singer; Dr.)
BM gen. cat. (Singer, Isidor)
A Historic Jewish banquet in the City of New York, 1901: page 23 (Dr. Isidor Singer, Projector and Managing Editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia, Chief of the Department of Modern Biography (1750-1901))
Wikipedia, viewed July 22, 2015 (Isidore Singer (10 November 1859, Hranice (Přerov District), Moravia, Austria-1939, New York City) was an editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia and founder of the American League for the Rights of Man. He was born in 1859 in Hranice (Přerov District), Moravia. Singer studied at the Universities of Vienna and Berlin, receiving his Ph.D. in 1884. He became literary secretary to the French ambassador in Vienna. From 1887, he worked in Paris in the press bureau of the French foreign office and was active in the campaign on behalf of Alfred Dreyfus. Singer moved to New York City in 1895 where he raised the money for the Jewish Encyclopedia he had envisioned and subsequently edited the twelve-volume work (1901-1906) himself.)
American Jewish Archives finding aids, viewed July 22, 2015 (Isidore Singer was born in Weisskirchen, Moravia in 1859. In 1884-1885 he founded and published the Allgemeine Oesterreichische Literaturzeitung. Following his first experience in publishing, Singer became a literary secretary to Count Alexandre Foucher de Careil, French Ambassador at Vienna. Moving to Paris, Singer joined the press bureau of the French Foreign Office, and became editor-in-chief of La Vraie Parole in 1893-1894, a journal which he founded in order to counteract anti-Semitism. Within the pages of La Vraie Parole Singer staunchly defended Alfred Dreyfus. In 1895, Singer immigrated to the United States in order to publish a Jewish encyclopedia. He became the managing editor of the encyclopedia, raising money for its publication, finding a publisher, enlisting scholars to contribute articles, and serving as head of the department of modern biography. The first volume of The Jewish Encyclopedia was published in 1901 and the final volume appeared in 1906. Singer also served as managing editor of the International Insurance Encyclopedia (1909), and was co-editor of German Classics of the 19th and 20th centuries (20 Volumes). Isidore Singer was an inveterate proposer of ideas, concepts, programs and multi-volume scholarly works. Proposed works which were never published include an Encyclopedia of Palestine, The Slavolic Classics, The Young People's Encyclopedia of Jewish Knowledge, and an Encyclopedia of Prayers. A frequent contributor of articles to Jewish newspapers and journals, Singer also composed and distributed widely a number of semi-scholarly "open letters" addressed variously to "The Jews of America," "Christian Theologians," "College Presidents and Deans," etc. He proposed a merger of all the Jewish seminaries in America into one Jewish University, and believed until the end of his life that the world stood on the threshold of creating one universal religion based upon humanism and scientific scholarship. Yet, in his later years Singer grew bitter toward the Jewish community in America which would not support its scholars in a dignified manner. His correspondence overflows with proposals, new thoughts and plans.)
OCLC authority file, International Amos Society, viewed July 22, 2015: (I. Singer; founded and became the literary director of the International Amos Society in 1922. It is a monotheistic world league promoting world peace and ecumenical understanding.)
Associated languageeng ger fre
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