This Day in Jewish History Jewish Pioneer of Islamic Studies in the West Dies

Ignaz Goldziher, who died this day in 1921, was drawn to Islam and spent a year in the Levant - but never forgot he was Jew.

November 13, 1921, is the day on which Ignaz Goldziher, the Jewish-Hungarian scholar who pioneered the study of Islam in the West, died at the age of 71.