Braunstein, Menahem Mendel (Mibashan)

(1858-1944)
   Romanian Hebrew writer. He was one of the founders in Jassy of Doresh le-Zion, an organization which sought to revive the movement of Romanian Jews to Palestine. He edited the newspaper Judischer Volksfreund and taught Hebrew subjects in Jewish schools throughout Romania. He published a history of the Jewish people, as well as poems and stories for young people. He settled in Palestine in 1914.

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  • BRAUNSTEIN, MENAHEM MENDEL — (pen name Mibashan; 1858–1944), Hebrew writer and leading figure in the Zionist movement in Romania. He received his early education in Jassy and had a broad knowledge of the Bible and of traditional Hebrew literature. After his marriage, however …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ROMANIA — ROMANIA, country in East Central and South East Europe, in the Carpatho Danubian region, north of the Balkan Peninsula, partly on the littoral of the Black Sea. The territory comprising Romania was known as Dacia in antiquity; Jewish tombstones,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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