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KOHN, JOEL BEER:

Russian writer; born at Volozhin 1816; died in Wilna Nov. 17, 1871. He translated Fénelon's "Les Aventures de Télémaque" into Hebrew, under the title "Kebod Elohim" (books i., ii., Königsberg, 1851; books iii-xxi., Wilna, 1853); wrote a biography of Æsop and translated some of his fables into Hebrew under the title "Ḥayye Asaf" (Warsaw, 1858); and composed a double commentary on Yalḳuṭ (Wilna, 1864).

Bibliography:
  • Zeitlin, Ḳiryat Sefer, p. 177;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, pp. 186, 236;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 667.
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