Photograph of Herbert taken by the BBC in 1932 for his participation in a series entitled 'Our debt to the past'.

Courtesy of Camilla Loewe.

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Herbert Martin James Loewe graduated in Oriental Languages in 1904 and Theology in 1905 at Queens’ College, Cambridge. After his graduation, he was sent to Egypt to become an English teacher in the schools of the Alliance Israélite Universelle. In 1906, he returned to Cambridge and became a lecturer in Hebrew at the University. Between 1909 and 1911, Herbert was the curator of Oriental Literature in the University Library, Cambridge. In 1914, he was appointed as lecturer in Oriental Languages at Exeter College, Oxford, but soon had to leave for military service in India in 1915. Before departure, he married Ethel Victoria Hyamson (1887-1946) by whom he had two sons, Raphael and Michael. After the war, Herbert returned to teach in Oxford. In 1931 he received a readership in Rabbinics at the University of Cambridge. He was also appointed as a reader in Hebrew at the University of London. Herbert Loewe died at the age of 58 on 11 October, 1940.

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