- (1847-1924)Polish historian. He settled in Palestine in 1888, and worked as a teacher and writer. He left Palestine in 1894 and moved in succession to Vilna, Germany and London. His Toledot Yisrael is a 14-volume history of the Jews.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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JAWITZ, ZE'EV — (1847–1924), writer and historian. Jawitz was born in Kolno to a wealthy family distinguished in lineage, scholarship, and piety. After an unsuccessful attempt at business, he devoted all his time to writing and scholarship. He contributed to… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
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KLAR, BENJAMIN MENAḤEM — (1901–1948), Israeli Hebrew scholar. Klar, born in Linets, Ukraine, was educated at the university and the Jewish Theological Seminary in Vienna. In 1936 he emigrated to Palestine and taught at the Mizrachi Teachers Seminary in Jerusalem, and… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
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