Ha-Cohen, Mordecai ben Hillel

(1856-1936)
   Hebrew author of Russian origin. He was born in Belorussia. He began publishing articles in Hebrew periodicals when he was 18. In 1875 he moved to St Petersburg, where he wrote a comprehensive survey of Jewish agriculturalists in modern Russia. In 1881 he joined the Hibbat Zion movement, and he later formed two societies for promoting settlement in Palestine. He moved to Palestine himself in 1907 and was one of the founders of Tel Aviv. He played an active role in the economic and cultural life of the yishuv.

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