Silbermann, Eliezer Lipmann
- (1819-82)Prussian Hebrew journalist and editor. He lived in Lyck in East Prussia, where he worked as a shohet and cantor. He started the first Hebrew newspaper, the weekly Ha-Maggid, in 1856, and in 1862 helped to found the periodical Mekitze Nirdamim.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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HA-MAGGID — (Heb. הַמַּגִּיד, The Declarer ), the first Hebrew newspaper. Ha Maggid began publication in 1856 in Lyck, eastern Prussia, under the editorship of Eliezer Lipmann Silbermann. Silbermann, whose writing talents were limited, was nevertheless a… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
LYCK — (Pol. Elk), town in Poland; before 1945 in E. Prussia. During the late 17th century Jewish tradesmen visited the market town and subsequently established a community which, in 1713, numbered 29 persons. Its shoḥet, Eliezer Lipmann Silbermann,… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
GORDON, DAVID — (1831–1886), Hebrew journalist and editor; one of the early supporters of Ḥibbat Zion. Born in Podmerecz near Vilna, he studied in a yeshivah and later turned to Haskalah and took up secular studies. In 1849 he settled in Sergei (Serbei), earning … Encyclopedia of Judaism