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Nehemiah Samuel Libowitz was a Russian Hebrew scholar and author; born January 3, 1862, at Kolno, Łomża. He studied Talmud under Rabbi Elijah Chasid and then under his own father, Isaac Libowitz; in addition he devoted himself to Hebrew literature, reading especially works on criticism.

In 1881 he emigrated to the United States and settled in New York, where he split his time between business and literature. He died on June 12, 1939.


Libowitz is the author of:

  • Iggeret Bikkoret (New York, 1895), against I. H. Weiss;
  • Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Modena (Vienna, 1896; 2d ed., New York, 1901), his most important work, a collection of materials for a biography of Leon of Modena;
  • Ephraim Deinard (ib. 1901), a harsh criticism of Deinard; and several other pamphlets.

Libowitz has also contributed to the Hebrew periodicals in the United States: Ner Ma'arabi, Ha-Modia' lachadashim, and Yalkut Ma'arabi.


  • This article incorporates text from the 1901–1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, a publication now in the public domain.
    • Benzion Eisenstadt, Chakme Yisrael be-Amerika, p. 62, New York, 1903


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