Mattityahu Strashun

Mattityahu Strashun

Mattityahu Strashun (1817-1885) was a rabbi and scholar of Vilna, the son of Samuel Strashun. He was a significant figure of the Haskalah.

The Strashun Library of rabbinical and other works, often spoken of as the largest library of Jewish learning in the world and which he gave to the community, became an important landmark in Vilna.

References

  • Herman Kruk, Library and Reading Room in the Vilna Ghetto, Strashun Street 6, in Jonathan Rose, ed., The Holocaust and the Book, 171-200
  • Mattityahu Strashun 1817-1885 : scholar, leader, and book collector. - New York : YIVO Institute, 2001

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