Alexander Kohut (1842-1894)
Rabbi and scholar came to the United States in 1885 to serve as
rabbi of Congregation Ahavat Hesed in New York. he was the author
of the Aruch ha-Shalem (a lexicon of talmudic terms) and
one of the founders of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America
in New York. His son George Alexander donated his vast library of
Judaica to the Yale Library in 1915.