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LIEBERMANN, ELIEZER DOB:

Russian writer; born in Pilvischok, government of Suwalki, April 12, 1820; died in Byelostok April 15, 1895. His father was a shoḥeṭ and gave him the usual Jewish education. At the age of twelve he was sent to his uncle R. Elijah Schick ("Reb Elinke Lider"), then rabbi of Amstibove, who instructed him in Talmud and rabbinical literature. In 1838 he went to Wilna and joined the Maskilim; about 1844 he settled as a teacher in Byelostok; in 1867 he removed to Suwalki, remained there about twenty years, and then returned to Byelostok. Liebermann is the author of "Megillat Sefer," a collection of short stories, essays, fables, and letters (Johannisberg, 1854), and of "Ẓedeḳ u-Mishpaṭ," a Hebrew adaptation of S. D. Luzzatto's "Lezioni di Teologia Morale Israelitica" (Wilna, 1867). He wrote also "Ge Ḥizzayon" (Warsaw, 1889), several works still in manuscript, and a number of articles which he published in various Hebrew periodicals.

Bibliography:
  • Aḥiasaf, vol. iii. (necrologies, in which he is erroneously called "Jacob");
  • Sokolov, Sefer Zikkaron, pp. 57-58, Warsaw, 1890;
  • Zeitlin, Bibl. Hebr. Post-Mendels. p. 211.
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