AKIVE KHASHMAL (AKIVA ḤASHMAL) (b. ca. 1842)
He was born in Bucharest, Romania. He was a prominent figure in Jewish life in Bucharest in the 1870s and 1880s. He was a representative of Hebrew Enlightenment literature in Romania, and he owned the principal agency for Hamagid (The preacher), Haivri (The Jew), and Hashaḥar (The dawn). He wrote correspondence pieces for the Hebrew-language newspapers and in 1870 also for Kol mevaser (Herald). His home was a meeting place for the Enlightenment “sages,” and every follower of the Enlightenment who visited Bucharest enjoyed his hospitality.
Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1.