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HOMEL – Cossack Persecutions. District town in the government of Moghilef, Russia, situated on the right bank of the River Sozh, an affluent of the Dnieper. In 1902 its Jews numbered 26,161 in a total population of 40,446, or 56.4 per...
LESSER, ALEXANDER – Polish painter; born at Warsaw 1814; died there 1884. He was educated at the Warsaw lyceum and studied art at Warsaw University, at the Academy of Dresden (1833-35), and at Munich under Cornelius and Schnorr (1842). He devoted...
LOMAZY – Town in the district of Bialy, near Brest-Litovsk, Russia. Though in 1566 there was no Jew among its 400 house-owners, its customs revenues were farmed out to Jews. In 1589 the customs and mills were leased to the Jews Leibka,...
MOSES OF SMOLENSK – Russian engraver of the twelfth century. In a collection of documents published by Professor Kunik of the Russian Academy of Sciences and relating to business transactions between the people of northwestern Russia and those of...
NOVY-DVOR – Village in the district of Grodno. In the sixteenth century Novy-Dvor had a well-organized Jewish community, some of whose members owned farms. There are several documents to show that the Jews of Novy-Dvor came in conflict, at...
RABINOVICH (RABBINOWITZ), OSIP AARONOVICH – Russian Jewish author and journalist; born Jan. 14, 1817, at Kobelyaki, government of Poltava; died at Meran, Tyrol, Oct. 16, 1869. His father, Aaron Rabinovich, one of the officials of the government liquor monopoly, spoke...
SEREBSZCZYZNA – Land-tax imposed upon the inhabitants of Lithuania and Russia in the Middle Ages, and deriving its name from the fact that it had to be paid all in silver. Originally Russia had to pay the "serebszczyzna" to the Tatars, and...
SYRKIN, MAXIMILIAN (MEYER-JEHUDAH) – Russian jurist and editor; born at Ponjewezh, government of Kovno, Oct. 27, 1858; a descendant of the family of Joel Sirkes . He studied law at the University of St. Petersburg, and is at present (1905) practising his profession...