DUJOVNE, LEON


DUJOVNE, LEON
DUJOVNE, LEON (1899–1984), Argentine lawyer, philosopher, and community leader. Dujovne was born in Russia and went to Argentina as a child. In 1966 he settled in Israel and in 1973 returned to Argentina. For many years Dujovne was a member of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Buenos Aires. He published many books, the most important of which are Baruj Spinoza–Su vida, su época, su obra y su influencia, 4 vols. (1941–44); Martín Buber – sus ideas religiosas, filosóficas y sociales (1966); La Filosofia y las teorías científicas (1930); and Teoría de los valores y filosofía de la historia (1959), which received the First National Prize of Argentina. Dujovne also translated into Spanish Dubnow's History of the Jewish People, Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed, and works by Ibn Gabirol, Saadiah Gaon, Baḥya ibn Paquda, and others. He was for many years president of the Sociedad Hebraica Argentina and of the Instituto de Intercambio Cultural Argentino-Israelí as well as editor in chief of the Jewish weekly, Mundo Israelita. (Lawrence H. Feigenbaum and Kenneth R. Scholberg)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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