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ELKAN, MOSES:

Russian physician and Hebrew scholar; born at Tulchin, government of Podolsk; died at St. Petersburg Jan. 31, 1822. He wrote: a "shir," a hymn in Hebrew and French, addressed to Czar Alexander I., Munich, 1811; and a manual, in German, of the history of the Jews, accompanied by a geographical sketch of Palestine, for the use of Jewish schools, later translated into Russian by Z. Minor, Moscow, 1880.

Bibliography:
  • Voskhod, 1881, ii. 41;
  • Zeitlin, Bibl. Post-Mendels. p. 77.
H. R. M. Sel.
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