Wednesday 17 August 2016


            He hailed from Lithuania, the son of F. M. Zilberman.  He lived in Kovno, Vilna, and Odessa.  In the middle of the 1870s, he moved to Ozorkov (Ozorków), near Lodz, Poland, where he was active among the local followers of the Jewish Enlightenment and “lovers of Zion” (Ḥoveve-tsiyon [early Zionists]).  He visited Israel on several occasions.  He was the author of several textbooks, among them: Verter-bukh tsu lernen di arabishe shprakhe (Dictionary for studying the Arabic language), part 1 (Odessa, 1882), 80 pp., part 2 (Lodz, 1885), 32 pp.  He also authored Arabish-yidish verter-bikhl (Little Arabic-Yiddish dictionary) (Odessa, 1883), 48 pp., second edition (Lodz, 1885), 54 pp.

Source: Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 258.

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