Friedberg, Abraham Shalom (Har-Shalom)

(1838-1902)
   Polish Hebrew writer, editor and translator. He was born in Grodno, Belorussia, and after wandering from town to town in southern Russia returned to his native city in 1858. After the pogroms of 1881 he joined the Hibbat Zion movement. In 1886 he went to Warsaw, where he was an editor of the first Hebrew encyclopaedia, Ha-Eshkol. His Memoirs of the House of David is a series of stories embracing Jewish history from the destruction of the Temple to the beginning of the Haskalah period in Germany.

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  • FRIEDBERG, ABRAHAM SHALOM — (1838–1902), Hebrew author, editor, and translator. Born in Grodno, he received a traditional education and also studied watchmaking. After wandering from town to town in southern Russia, he returned to Grodno in 1858. His first book Emek ha… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GRODNO — (Horodno), city in Belarus, formerly Poland Lithuania. One of the oldest Jewish communities in the former grand duchy of lithuania (see poland lithuania ), the Grodno community received a charter from Grand Duke Wi told in 1389. This indicates… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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