Yechezkel Kutscher (1909-1971), Israeli scholar

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Yechezkel Kutscher (1909-1971) was an Israeli scholar and philologist. Born in Topoľčany, Slovakia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, he studied at the yeshiva in his home town and, later, in Frankfurt. In 1931 he emigrated to Palestine where in 1941 he completed his studies in Hebrew linguistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1949 he began lecturing in linguistics at the Hebrew University, which he continued to do until his death. In 1960 he was appointed a professor. In 1958 he also started lecturing at Bar-Ilan University.