Zev Hirsch Bernstein

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Zev Hirsch Bernstein (1847 in Kudirkos Naumiestis, Augustów Governorate, Congress Poland – 1907 in Tannersville, New York) was the author and compiler of the Hatsofe B'Erez Hachadosho, the first Hebrew periodical in the United States.

Bernstein emigrated to the United States in 1870. That summer he tried publishing two newspapers with no success. In 1871, he commenced the Hatsofe, which ran for five years. After the publication ceased he became a banker. Bernstein was also the organizer of the Hebrew Encyclopedia Co.


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