Otzar Yisrael – Hebrew Encyclopedia, editied by Julius Eisenstein 1907-1913. Subscription Lists.

This is a ten volume set of encyclopedias, the first comprehensive encyclopedia in the Hebrew language.  The editor, Julius Eisenstein undertook this work in response to perceived limitations of the English Language Jewish Encyclopedia. Julius (Judah David) Eisenstein was born in Miedzyrzec Podlaski (known to the Jews as Mezirich) on November 12th, 1854.  In 1864 … Continue reading Otzar Yisrael – Hebrew Encyclopedia, editied by Julius Eisenstein 1907-1913. Subscription Lists.

Farviste Erd, Scorched Earth, by S. Palme. London 1944.

S. Palme was the pen name of Bernard (Berl) Sovinsky.  He was my great-grandmother's first cousin, born in Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Mezerich in Poland) to Baruch and Chana Sovinsky in 1888. In his youth he moved to Warsaw and studied painting. He spent some time in the Warsaw Citadel for revolutionary activities. In 1910 he left … Continue reading Farviste Erd, Scorched Earth, by S. Palme. London 1944.