This Day in Jewish History / A Jewish Writer Who Defied Definition Is Born

Louis Ginzberg, writer of 'Legends of the Jews', continued the line of the Vilna Gaon - into very new directions.

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November 28, 1873, is the birthdate of Louis Ginzberg, one of the great American rabbinical scholars of the 20th century, and author of the seven-volume compendium “Legends of the Jews.”