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KRON, JUDAH BEN ELEAZAR:

Russian teacher and author; born at Tuckum, Courland, Feb. 1, 1793; died at Mitau 1831. He was educated by Rabbis J. W. Blumenfeld and M. Ezekiel and also in the district school of his native town, and occupied himself with teaching in Mitau throughout his life. In 1826 he passed an examination as an authorized translator of the Hebrew language before a school commission at the University of Dorpat, and in the same year was appointed translator to the city magistrate of Mitau.

Kron was the author of: "Derek Selulah" (Wilna, 1826), a Hebrew-German dictionary; "Betrachtungen über die Welt" (Riga, 1829), a German translation of Bedersi's "Beḥinat ha-Olam"; and "Reshit ha-Limmud" (Wilna, 1880), a work on the Hebrew alphabet.

Bibliography:
  • Wunderbar, Gesch. der Juden in den Provinzen Liv-und Kurland, p. 71, Mitau, 1853;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. ii. 211.
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