Fonds 1003 - Ariel Bension Fonds

Narrative Biography of Ariel Bension, author unknown Poem titled "Mother" by Ariel Bension, including Hebrew translation Letter of introduction for Ariel Bension from Alfred Mond, to Isaac Abensur Scholem, Gershon Weizman, Chaim Buber, Martin Engagement announcement published in the Montreal Daily Star for Ariel Bension and Ida Seigler Letter from Albert Einstein to Max Seigler Letter from Albert Einstein to Mr. Shemtob Letter from Albert Einstein to Mr. Seigler
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Ariel Bension Fonds

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CA JPL-A 1003

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0.78m of textual material

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A descendant of an illustrious Sephardic family, Dr. Ariel Bension was a brilliant scholar both in religious and secular studies. An active Zionist, he travelled all over the world on behalf of Keren Hayesod. He wrote numerous articles on Arab-Jewish relations, on poetic and philosophical topics and on mysticism. His work on "The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain" was acclaimed by Jews and non-Jews alike. Dr. Bension married Ida Seigler, of Montreal, in 1925.

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Consists of manuscripts, published essays, criticisms, travel accounts and correspondence, including two letters from Albert Einstein. Also includes 0.13m of material by Ida Seigler; manuscripts and correspondence.

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  • Arabic
  • English
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  • German

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