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Aryeh Ben-David Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 898

Scope and Contents

Folder 1 contains Ben-David's correspondence with the Frankfurt a. M. Stadtarchiv (German, 1968-1978) and individuals in Israel, England and the USA (German, English and Hebrew, 1968-69), on the topic of Jewish history in Frankfurt. Folder 2 contains copies of manuscripts and archival documents pertaining to the history of Jews in Frankfurt. Folder 3 contains bibliographical lists, copies of articles and maps pertaining to Ben-David's research on the Jewish economy in Palestine during the Roman period. Folder 4 contains publications by Ben-David pertaining to the Jewish economy and numismatics in the Talmud. Most of these bear hand-written dedications by the author (mostly Hebrew, 1961-1977). Folder 5 contains postcards and photographs of Frankfurt and familiar German figures. Folder 6 contains photographs of Jewish life of Frankfurt – synagogues, rabbis, school children etc.


  • 1961-1978


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, English and Hebrew.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection has been digitized.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Arye Ben-David was born as Leo Löwenthal in Frankfurt in 1904 into an orthodox family and migrated to Palestine in 1934. He lived in Jerusalem and worked at the Israeli Ministry of Trade and Industry, while at the same time engaging in his independent research. Ben-David passed away in 1979.


6 Folders


The collection contains various material pertaining to Aryeh Ben-David and comprises six folders.


This collection is arranged in 1 series.

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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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