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