PROBST, MENAHEM MENDEL


PROBST, MENAHEM MENDEL (1881–1941), Hebrew bibliographer. Born in Galicia, he settled in Ereẓ Israel in 1928 and joined the staff of the National Library in Jerusalem, devoting himself to bibliography of Hebrew and Palestinian journalism.

Among his works are Ha-Ittonut ha-Ivrit be-Hitpatteḥutah ha-Kero nologit (Lu'aḥ Aḥi'asaf (1923), 239–87); Ḥomer Mispari le-Toledot Hitpatteḥutah shel ha-Ittonut ha-Yisre'elit le-Arẓoteha… 1667–1920 ("Statistical Material to the History of the Jewish Press… 1667–1920"; KS, 2 (1925–26), 212–4); Yalkut Sefarim (1929), a complete and detailed listing of modern Hebrew literature according to subjects. He also published articles on bibliographical subjects in the daily press.

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