Monday 3 June 2019


ESTER RUBINSHTEYN (1882 [1885?]-1924)
            She was born in Shaki (Šakiai), Lithuania.  She was the wife of the Vilna rabbi, Yitskhok Rubinshteyn.  She was extraordinarily knowledgeable of Tanakh and Talmud.  She earned considerable merit for Hebrew education in Vilna.  She was a member of the editorial board of the Zionist daily newspaper Unzer fraynd (Our friend) in Vilna.  In her memory was published Sefer zikaron leharabanit ester rubinshteyn (Remembrance volume for Esther Rubinstein, the rabbi’s wife) (Vilna, 1925), 88 pp., in Yiddish and Hebrew, edited by Shmuel-Leyb Tsitron.  She died in Merano.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 553.

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