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Alexander Harkavy

Title: Alexander Harkavy
ID: RG 761
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1'3"; 5 2.5"ltr; 1 2-1/2"(high)
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Lexicographer of Yiddish, journalist, teacher.  HIAS representative at Ellis Island, 1904-1909.  Lecturer for the Board of Education, New York, the Workmen's Circle, and the Jewish Teachers' Seminary.  Member of the Linguistics Section of YIVO, 1928.  Compiled Yiddish-Hebrew-English dictionaries.  Contributed to *Israelitische presse*, *Yidishe gazetn*, *Nu yorker ilustrirte tsaytung*, *Teater zhurnal*, *Fraye gezelshaft*, *Freie Arbeiter Stimme*, *Yiddishes Tageblatt*, *Jewish Daily Forward*, *Zukunft*, *Morgn zhurnal*. Contributed to Hebrew publications such as *Hamagid*, *Hamelitz*, *Hayom*, *Hatsefira*, *Ha-pisga*, *Ner hamaaravi*, *Ha-leum*. Born in Nowogrodek, Byelorussia. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1882.
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