January 11: The Maggid of New York

A brilliant itinerant Yiddish lecturer and storyteller who spread the ideas of Zionism throughout Russia and the United States, Zvi Hirsch Masliansky died at 87 in Brooklyn on this date in 1943. Masliansky had a prodigious knowledge of Judaism and taught in religious schools in Eastern Europe (Chaim Weizmann was one of his students). He […]

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