Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )

Adolph Huebsch

Scholar, author, and rabbi Adolph Huebsch was born on September 18, 1830, in Hungary and, as a student, participated in the Hungarian revolution of 1848 and 1849. After receiving his PhD in Judaic studies from Prague University, he became a rabbi and moved to New York in 1866. Huebsch, who was then already a noted figure in Jewish and Rabbinical scholarship, became a leader in the Jewish community in New York. In 1877, Huebsch translated, compiled, and published a collection of proverbs, Gems from the Orient (Russell Brothers), and went on to publish works on Hebrew texts, as well as a volume containing his sermons. He died on October 10, 1884, in New York City.