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Moses Reicherson

REICHERSON, MOSES (1827–1903), Hebrew author and grammarian. Reicherson was born in Vilna where he earned his living as a part-time teacher of Hebrew and as a proofreader and editor for publishing houses. He was a childhood friend of J.L. *Gordon. He produced the first Hebrew translation of the proverbs of the Russian author I.A. Krylov (1860), and published a three-part Hebrew grammar, Dikduk li-Sefat Ever (1864, 1873, 1884). In 1890 he immigrated to New York where he translated Lessing's proverbs and stories in Mishlei Lessing ve-Sippurav (1902). He also wrote many essays on linguistics for American and European Hebrew journals.


R. Brainin, Fun Mayn Lebns-Bukh (1941), 203–13; H. Hapgood, The Spirit of the Ghetto (1902), 40–51; Kressel, Leksikon, 2 (1967), 864.

Sources: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2008 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.