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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Rakowski, Abraham Abel

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Austrian author born at Maryampol, Austrian Galicia, Dec., 1855. He studied Talmud under his father (who was a rabbi) and was educated privately in Hebrew and modern languages. Since 1872 Rakowski has been a frequent contributor to Hebrew journals, especially to "Ha-Ẓ efirah." He has published the following: "Niddeḥ e Yisrael," a translation of Philippson's novel upon the subject of the Maranos in Spain (Warsaw, 1875) "Ḥ oṭ er mi-Geza' Yishai," a translation of Disraeli's romance "David Alroy" (ib. 1880) "Ha-Neḳ amah," a historical narrative ( ib. 1883). The following appeared in "Ha-Asif": "Nispeh belo Mishpaṭ ," a historical novel (1884) "Lel ha-Pesaḥ ," a story of the Prague ghetto (1884) "Ta' alumot ha-Miḳ rosḳ op," a humorous story (1884) "Dibre Ḥ akamim," a collection of pithy sayings and citations from universal literature (1884) "Min ha-Meẓ ar," a story of the ghetto of Prague (transl. from Auerbach 1884) "Ha-Kesef," a history of the development of money and of its influence upon culture, political economy, and commerce (1885) "Taḳ ḳ anot Hanhagat ha-Yehudim" (1886) "Debar Elohenu Yaḳ um le-' Olam," an epitome of the history of Semitic nations during the Biblical ages (1886) "Zaḳ en wa-Yeled," a translation from the Polish of Okanski (1886) "Miratala," a translation from Orzhesko (1888). By 1895 Rakowski had become a prosperous merchant at Zambraw, Russian Poland.

Bibliography : Sokolow, Sefer Zikkaron , Warsaw, 1889 Zeitlin, Bibl. Post-Mendels .H. R. I. War.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Rakowski, Abraham Abel'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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