Zinberg, Israel

   Ukrainian historian of Hebrew and Yiddish literature. He was born near Kremenets, Volhynia, and worked as a chemical engineer. He wrote eight volumes of a history of Jewish literature from the Spanish period (c. 10th century) to the end of the Russian Haskalah.

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