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Margoliouth, Moses (1815–1881), Hebrew scholar and convert from Judaism, was born in Suwałki, Poland, son of a prosperous local merchant named Gershon Margoliouth (d. c.1852), apparently originally surnamed Epstein or Epszteyn. In 1834 Moses Margoliouth married Chaja Goldberg (1818–1870), daughter of writer and historian ...

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Schechter, Solomon (1847x50–1915), Hebraist, was born in the small Romanian town of Focsani, the son of Isaac and Hayya (Chaia) Schechter, Jews of Russian origin. He was given the Hebrew name Shneur Zalman, after the founder of the Hasidic sect of Lubavitch or ...

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Sonntag, Jacob (1905–1984), journal editor and translator, was born on 15 April 1905 at Vijnita (Wiznitz), northern Bukovina, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire (and now in Ukraine), the eldest child (there were three younger brothers and one younger sister) of ...