SCHIFFER, FEIWEL (PHOEBUS):
Russian Hebraist and poet; born in Lasezow, government of Lublin, about 1810; died after 1866. He lived successively in Josefov, Brody, Szebrszyn, and Warsaw, and was one of the best-known of the early Maskilim of Russian Poland. He wrote: "Ḥaẓerot ha-Shir," an epic poem on the life of the patriarch Jacob (Warsaw, 1840); "Maṭṭa' Leshem," a treatise on agriculture and life in the country (ib. 1843); "Debar Geburot," a biography of Prince Paskewitsch (ib. 1845); "Toledot Napoleon," in two parts (ib. 1849 and 1857); "Mahlekim 'im Anashim," a translation of Knigge's "Umgang mit Menschen" (ib. 1866).
- Ḥaẓerot ha-Shir, Preface;
- Zeitlin, Bibl. Post-Mendels, p. 344.