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Benno Jacob Collection

Identifier: AR 2118

Scope and Content Note

Folder 1 contains several journal publications by Jacob as well as the manuscript (with author's notes?) Die Judenbuche : eine jüdische Studie and the reprint The First and Second Commandments. The pre-WWII reviews in folder 2 primarily concern Jacob's book Auge um Auge.

The following names are mentioned in this collection: Arthur Allgeier, G. Beer, A. Buechler, Joseph Carlebach, U. Cassuto, Gustav Closen, E. Dienemann, M. Eschelbacher, Emanuel Fink, Felix Goldmann, Perez Halevi, J. Herrmann, B. Hoffmann, Wilhelm Levinger, Israel Levy, J. Meinhold, W. Michel, Nathan Porges, Adolf Posnanski, T.H. Robinson, S. Samuel, and C. Schmidt.


  • Creation: 1898-1975


Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

Benno Jacob was born in Breslau in 1862 and attended the Jewish Theological Seminary there as well as university. During his student days he co-founded the Jewish fraternity Viadrina. He served as rabbi in Göttingen from 1891 to 1906 and Dortmund from 1906 until his retirement in 1929. In 1932 he moved to Hamburg to continue his scholarly work and fled to London in 1939. He was known for his interpretations of the Bible, particularly the Torah and published extensively on the subject. He died in London in 1945.


3 Folders


This contains some of the literary critic Benno Jacob's writings and correspondence.

Other Finding Aid

Original German-language inventory is in folder 1.

Separated Material

The book Stellung des Rabbiners was removed to the LBI Library (call number BM 317 P7 J24)


Several items in are photocopied and legibility is therefore not optimal.

Guide to the Benno Jacob Collection, 1898-1975  AR 2118
Processed by Julie Dawson
© 2012
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 05, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States