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JEWNIN, ABRAHAM JONAH B. ISAIAH:

Russian Talmudist; a native of Paritz, government of Minsk; died at Grodno June 12, 1848, while still young. He was the author of novellæ on the works of Maimonides, part of which appeared in the edition of the "Sefer ha-Miẓwot" known as "Maḥshebet Mosheh" (Wilna, 1866), and other parts in the Warsaw edition of the "Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah" (1882). His son Samuel Jewnin (b. c. 1830 lives at Wilna (1904); he is the author of "Dibre Ḥefeẓ," a collection of essays on Scriptural texts (Odessa, 1872); "Naḥalat 'Olamim," a collection of the important inscriptions on the tombstones in the Jewish cemetery of Warsaw (Warsaw, 1882); and of several lesser works. A second son, Nate Jewnin (b. c. 1835), who now resides in Grodno, is the author of a work entitled "Niṭ'e Or." A third son, Bezalel Jewnin, born about 1840, is a well-known itinerant preacher in the United States.

Bibliography:
  • Eisenstadt, Dor Rabbanaw we-Soferaw, ii. 22, Wilna, 1900;
  • Friedenstein, Ir Gibborim, p. 85, Wilna, 1880.
H. R. P. Wi.
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