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Dr. Eduard Baneth was the descendant of a well-known family of rabbis and scholars and an esteemed Talmudic scholar in his own right. Born in Liptó-Szent-Miklós, Slovakia in 1855, he pursued academic as well as rabbinic education in Pressburg and in Berlin, graduating from the University of Leipzig "summa cum laude" in philosophy and Oriental languages in 1881, and at the same time from the Rabbinic Seminary at Berlin. From 1882 to 1895, he served as rabbi in Krotoschin, Posen (Krotoszyn, Poland), before settling as a professor at the Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin; he devoted his work mainly to Talmudic and rabbinic literature. Eduard Baneth died in Berlin in 1930.

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Eduard Baneth, Leo Baeck Institute, F 1896.