Deinard, Ephraim

   Bibliographer and Hebrew author of Latvian origin. He worked for much of his life as a bookseller in Odessa. In 1897 he tried unsuccessfully to found an agricul-tural settlement in Nevada. In 1913 he settled in Palestine, but was expelled three years later by the Turks. He then returned to the US and continued his bibliographic work. His writings include: Or Mayer: Catalogue of Old Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books of the Library of the Hon. Mayer Sulzberger of Philadelphia and Koheleth America, and a list of Hebrew books published in America between 1735 and 1926. He also wrote polemical books and pamplets on a variety of Jewish topics.

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  • TRAVELERS AND EXPLORERS — In the ninth century Jewish traders known as Radaniya traded between Western Europe and China, by land and sea. They were fluent in several languages and dealt in female and boy slaves, eunuchs, brocades, furs such as beaver and marten, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nehemiah Samuel Libowitz — est un rabbin orthodoxe et érudit des XIXe et XXe siècles (Kolno, 3 juillet 1862 New York, 12 juin 1939). Sommaire 1 Éléments biographiques …   Wikipédia en Français

  • BIBLIOPHILES — Little is known about private book collectors in antiquity and in the early Middle Ages. It might be assumed, however, that patrons of learning, such as hisdai ibn shaprut , collected important Hebrew and other books. Historical sources refer to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • PRINTING, HEBREW — pre modern period The first mention of Jews in connection with printing is found in Avignon c. 1444 (before Gutenberg) when a Jew, Davin de Caderousse, studied the new craft. The first Hebrew books were printed at least within 35 years after the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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