Jiří Mordechai Langer [Georgo Mordechai Langer] (19 March 1894 – 12 March 1943 / Czech Republic)
Jiří (Georgo) Mordechai Langer was a Hebrew poet, scholar and essayist, journalist and teacher.
Langer had been born to the assimilated Jewish family and attended Czech schools. However, already in his early years he felt attracted to Judaism and studied Talmud and Kaballah with his friend from school: Alfred Fuchs. At the age of 19 he decided to leave his family home and went alone to Belz to join the hasidic court of Yisakhar Dov Rokeaḥ. Later this journey and his experience in the hassidic shtetl he had described in the book 9 gates to hasidic misteries (cz. "Devět bran"). At the outbreak of World War I he was drafted to the Austro-Hungarian army, ... more »
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