RALL, YISRAEL (1830–1893), Hebrew writer and translator. Born in Brody, Galicia, he became interested in the Haskalah and studied classical and European languages. He lived for many years in Odessa where he published a collection of translations from classical Latin poetry, Shirei Romi (1876), which established his reputation. After years of wandering in Western Europe he settled in Lemberg, where he founded the periodical Shem ve-Yafet (1887). He also published booklets in German and French in which he rebutted antisemitic libels. Rall contributed to *Ha-Meliẓ, *Ha-Maggid, and also to the German press.
Lachower, Sifrut, 2 (1963), 171–6; Waxman, Literature, 3 (19602), 262.
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