WEINRYB, BERNARD DOV SUCHER


WEINRYB, BERNARD DOV SUCHER (1900–1982), economic and social historian. Born in Turobin, Poland, Weinryb studied in Breslau at the Jewish Theological Seminary and at the university, was librarian at the seminary in 1931–33, and worked on the editorial staff of the Encyclopaedia Judaica in Berlin and Zurich (1933–34). In 1934 he emigrated to Palestine, where he lectured at the School of Social Work and School of Economics to 1939. Moving to the United States, he taught at the Herzliah Teachers' Seminary and at the Jewish Teachers' Seminary, New York (1941–48). Weinryb was lecturer at Brooklyn College (1948–51), worked as an economist for the State Department (1951–55), and lectured at Columbia University (1950–56), Yeshiva University (1948), and as professor of Jewish history and economics at Dropsie College (from 1949).

To the economic history of Russian and Polish Jewry Weinryb contributed Studien zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte … (1933); Neueste Wirtschaftsgeschichte … (1934; Hebrew and English summary, 1939); Te'udot le-Toledot ha-Kehillot ha-Yehudiyyot be-Polin ("Texts and Studies in the Communal History of Polish Jewry," 1951, introduction and notes in English); Be-Reshit ha-Soẓyalizm ha-Yehudi ("In the Beginnings of Jewish Socialism," 1940). On the sociology of the yishuv in Palestine he wrote The Yishuv in Palestine: Structure and Organization (1947); Jewish Vocational Education (1948); Ha-Dor ha-Sheni be-Ereẓ Yisrael ve-Darko ha-Mikẓo'it ("The Second Generation in Ereẓ Israel and its Occupational Status," 1954). Together with S.D. Loewinger, Weinryb prepared a Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts in the Jewish Theological Seminary, Breslau (1965) and Yiddische Handschriften in Breslau (1936). He also wrote The Jews of Poland (1972) and Studies and Documents in Modern Jewish History (1975). Weinryb edited (and contributed to) Studies and Essays in Honor of A.A. Neumann (1962). He published over 300 articles in periodicals.


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