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WOLPER, MICHAEL:

Russian educator and author; born in Wilna 1852; educated in the rabbinical school of his native city. He was graduated in 1872, since when he has been active as a teacher in Jewish elementary schools. At present (1905) he officiates also as inspector of the Jewish seminary in Wilna, and as censor of Hebrew publications.

Wolper is the author of: "Pervaya Uchebnaya Knizhka po Zakonu Yevreiskoi Religii" (Wilna, 1880; 3d ed. 1882); "Mesillah Ḥadashah" (ib. 1888), a method for the study of Hebrew; and, in collaboration with Nemser, a catechism of Judaism. He has published also various other Russo-Jewish school-books.

Bibliography:
  • Sistematicheski Ukazatel, St. Petersburg, 1893.
H. R. J. Go.
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