- (1817-1908)Russian Hebrew novelist. He was born in Belorussia and lived in Russia. His novel To No Purpose depicts Jewish life in the Pale of Settlement, and Against the Stream describes the collapse of traditional Russian Jewish life.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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VOLHYNIA — (Rus. Volyn; Pol. Wolyá), historic region in N.W. Ukraine. Under czarist rule most of it was incorporated into the province of Volhynia. Today, the greatest part of it is divided up into the oblasts of zhitomir , rovno , and Volyn in the… … Encyclopedia of Judaism