Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Huebsch, Adolph

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HUEBSCH, Adolph, Hebrew scholar and rabbi, b. in St. Nicolaus, Hungary, 18 Sept., 1830; d. in New York city, 10 Oct., 1884. While a student, he participated in the Hungarian revolution of 1848-'9, and, when it was suppressed, after resuming his studies, officiated as rabbi in various towns. In 1861 he received the degree of Ph. D. from Prague university, and preached in that city for a short time. In 1866 he was called to New York as rabbi of a synagogue, where he preached until his death. Dr. Huebsch was a Talmudic and Semitic scholar of high attainments, a preacher of rare power, with a personality that charmed old and young. He was peculiarly successful in his ministry. He published “Gems from the Orient,” a selection of Talmudic and oriental proverbs, and a volume of his sermons and addresses was issued in 1885.