American philosophical writer; born at Kovno, Russia, March 10, 1845. Educated privately, he received the rabbinical diploma in 1864, and officiated from 1867 to 1868 as rabbi at Dershunisok, in the government of Kovno. Later he emigrated to the United States and settled in New York city.

Silberstein is the author of the following works: "Gelui 'Enayim," 1881; "Ha-Dat weha-Torah," 1887; "The Universe and Its Evolution," 1891; "Meẓi'ut Yehowah weha-'Olam," 1893; "General Laws of Nature," 1894; "The Disclosures of theUniversal Mysteries," 1896; "The Jewish Problem and Theology in General," 1904.

  • The American Jewish Year Book, 5665 (1904-5).
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