In 1878 he succeeded
his father, Leopold Loew, as rabbi of Szeged, Hungary. The fine
Szeged synagogue built in 1903 was designed according to Loew's
plans. In the 'white terror' of 1920-21 he was imprisoned for over a
year for alleged statements against Admiral M. Horthy. From 1927
Immanuel Loew represented the Neolog (non-Orthodox) communities of
Hungary in the upper chamber of the Hungarian parliament. In 1944,
when he was 90, the Germans sent him to a brick factory and put him
on a deportation train. However, he was released and died in
Budapest. He was a famous preacher and four volumes of his sermons
were published. His scholarly renown rests on his rabbinic
lexicography and studies of artifacts. Best-known is his four-volume
Die Flora des Juden on terminology of the flora in Jewish sources.
LOEW, Immanuel. Aramaeische
pflanzennamen, von Immanuel Loew. Mit unterstuetzung der K.
Akademie der wissenschaften in Wien. Pp. 490. Leipzig: W. Engelmann,
LOEW, Immanuel. Der biblische
'ŻezŻob, von Immanuel Löw. Pp. 30. Wien: In Kommission bei A.
LOEW, Immanuel. Die flora der
Juden. 4 v. in 5. Wien: Leipzig, R. Löwit, 1924-34
LOEW, Immanuel. Gesammelte
Schriften / Leopold Low; hrsg. von Immanuel Loew. Nachdr. d.
Ausg. Szegedin 1889-1900. 5 v. Hildesheim; New York : Olms, 1979.
LOEW, Immanuel. Rashuyot:
mikhtamim ve-khatavot / me-et Libesh Lef u-veno `Imanu'el.
Yerushalayim : [h. mo. l.], 698 [1937 or 1938] (in Hebrew)
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