Druyanow, Alter

   Polish Hebrew writer and Zionist leader. He was born in Druya in the district of Vilna. He was a member of the Hibbat Zion movement and secretary of its Odessa committee from 1890-1905. He lived in Palestine in 1906-9 and from 1923. He edited the Zionist organ Ha-Olam and wrote a history of Hibbat Zion. He also published a collection of Jewish folk humour, The Book of Jokes and Witticisms.

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  • DRUYANOW, ALTER — (Asher, Avraham Abba; 1870–1938), Hebrew writer, editor, and Zionist leader. Born in Druya, in the district of Vilna, he studied at the Volozhin yeshivah in his youth and then turned to commerce. In 1890 he published his first essay in Ha Meliẓ,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DRUYA — (Pol. Druja), town in Molodechno district, Belarus. The Jewish community is mentioned in the late 16th century. Many Jews there were occupied in the local soap industry and others traded in farm products, like flax, grain, and hides. They… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • KATTOWITZ CONFERENCE — KATTOWITZ CONFERENCE, a convention of Ḥibbat Zion societies from various countries held in Kattowitz (i.e. katowice , then in Germany) in 1884. With the activation of the movement to settle Ereẓ Israel in the early 1880s and the establishment of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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