BERNSTEIN, ABRAHAM MOSHE (1866–1932), ḥazzan and composer. Born in Shatsk, in the Russian province of Minsk, Bernstein was a cantor in Bialystok and choir director for cantor Baruch Leib Rosowsky in Riga before being appointed cantor of the Taharas Kodesh synagogue in Vilna (1893–1923). A prolific composer, he set to music more than 150 Hebrew and Yiddish poems, the best known being Zamd und Stern and Hemeril ("The little hammer"). He compiled a collection of folksongs, Muzikalisher Pinkos (1927) and a cantorial collection, Avodas Haborei (3 vols. 1931). His son was the Israeli composer Aviassaf Bernstein (Barnea; 1903–1957).

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Moshe Shatzkes — (Left to right) Rabbi Shlomo Shapira, Professor Setsuzo Kotsuji (Abraham Kotsuji), the Amshinover Rebbe and Rabbi Moshe Shatzkes, in Japan Moshe Shatzkes (1881–1958) was a renowned rabbi, Talmudic scholar and noted genius, commonly known as the… …   Wikipedia

  • KOHN, ABRAHAM — (1807–1848), Austrian rabbi and maskil. Born in Zálužany, Bohemia, he became a disciple of naphtali herz homberg in Prague. After serving as rabbi in Hohenems, in 1844 he became a preacher in Lemberg (LVOV), where he was known as an extremist… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HEBREW LITERATURE, MODERN — definition and scope beginnings periodization …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ZIONISM — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the word and its meaning forerunners ḤIBBAT ZION ROOTS OF ḤIBBAT ZION background to the emergence of the movement the beginnings of the movement PINSKER S AUTOEMANCIPATION settlement… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MUSIC — This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction written sources of direct and circumstantial evidence the material relics and iconography notated sources oral tradition archives and important collections of jewish music… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ART — This article is arranged according to the following outline: Antiquity to 1800 INTRODUCTION: JEWISH ATTITUDE TO ART biblical period the sanctuary and first temple period second temple period after the fall of jerusalem relation to early christian …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • PUBLISHING — This article is arranged according to the following outline: general publishing The Dutch Jerusalem in germany and austria in scandinavia in italy in france in czechoslovakia in yugoslavia in romania in hungary in poland in russia in spain and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • WOMAN — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the historical perspective biblical period marriage and children women in household life economic roles educational and managerial roles religious roles women outside the household… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • List of German Jews — The Jewish presence in Germany is older than Christianity; the first Jewish population came with the Romans to the city Cologne. A Golden Age in the first millennium saw the emergence of the Ashkenazi Jews, while the persecution and expulsion… …   Wikipedia

  • BIBLE — THE CANON, TEXT, AND EDITIONS canon general titles the canon the significance of the canon the process of canonization contents and titles of the books the tripartite canon …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.