Kovner, Abraham Uri

(1842-1909)
   Russian Hebrew author. He was born in Vilna. He published a collection of essays, Heker Davar, in 1865, which condemned Haskalah literature, and in Tzeror Perahim he attacked Hebrew as a dead language. In 1870 he settled in St Petersburg, where he contributed weekly articles to the Russian journal Golos. Condemned to exile in Siberia for a criminal offence, he later adopted Christianity. His last years were spent in Lomza, Poland, where he worked as a government official.

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