Rosenfeld, Aharon

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ROSENFELD, AHARON (1846–1916), Hebrew writer. Born in Volhynia, Rosenfeld taught in various places and in his later years served as government rabbi of Bakhmut.

Rosenfeld, who usually signed his pieces "Avner," wrote poetry and stories and was chief assistant and stylist for the first Hebrew daily, Ha-Yom. He edited the popular children's reader Gan Sha'ashu'im (1880), which opened a new era in the field of children's literature in Hebrew. He also published an epic poem entitled Hillel ha-Zaken ("Hillel the Elder," 1881).


Waxman, Literature, 4 (19602), 442.

[Getzel Kressel]

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