Eismann, Moses

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EISMANN, MOSES (1847–1893), Hebrew journalist. Born in Tivrov, he began his literary activity in 1870 with an article in Ha-Meliẓ, concerning government-appointed rabbis. In Bi-Fero'a Pera'ot be-Yisrael (1882), he argued that there was only one solution to the "Jewish Question" – the Jewish settlement of Palestine, which in the course of time would become the home of all the scattered Jews. This was also the subject of his pamphlet Inyanei ha-Yehudim: She'elat ha-Yeẓi'ah ("Concerning Jewish Affairs: the Emigration Question," Jerusalem, 1887). In 1890 he participated in the founding convention of Ḥovevei Zion in Odessa. He wrote Yiddish articles in Der Veker, edited by *Lilienblum, as well as in other publications. He also wrote articles in Russian under a pseudonym.

His brother, david eismann (1869–1922), wrote stories in Russian, published in seven volumes in 1911, dealing mainly with the Jewish intelligentsia, exposed to the cultural environment of Russian society.


Z. Scharfstein, in: Moznayim, 43 (1964/65), 184–7; Waxman, Literature, 4 (19602), 403–4.

[Baruch Shohetman]