Kulisher, Michael

   Russian historian, ethnographer and communal worker. He studied at the rabbinical seminary in Zhitomir in the Ukraine, and at the law faculty of the University of St Petersburg. From 1869 to 1871 he was on the editorial board of the Russian Jewish newspaper Den. He published a life of Jesus as well as studies of gentile attitudes to the Jews.

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  • KULISHER — KULISHER, family of scholars and communal workers in Russia. Its founder, MOSES KULISHER, went to Russian Volhynia from Galicia at the beginning of the 19th century. An adherent of haskalah , he engaged in agriculture. His son REUBEN (1828–1896)… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • TEXTILES — In the biblical period garments were produced from both animal and vegetable materials. The most common garments were made of animal furs, especially of the less expensive sheepskin and goatskin, though rarer skins were also used. The pelts were… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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