Kranz, Jacob, The Maggid of Dubno

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Kranz, Jacob, The Maggid of Dubno (1741–1804). Jewish preacher. Born in Lithuania, Kranz became famous as a preacher in the city of Dubno where he came in contact with Elijah ben Solomon Zalman. Many of his sermons were printed posthumously in Ohel Yāʿa-kov (The Tent of Jacob: 4 vols., 1830, 1837, 1859, 1863). He was a brilliant story-teller who was called by Moses Mendelssohn ‘the Jewish Aesop'—though few of his stories or parables involved animals.