Bracha Peli

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Bracha Peli
Born Bronya Kutzenok
1892
Ukraine
Died 1986
Israel
Nationality Flag of Israel.svg
Ethnicity Jewish
Occupation Publisher
Known for Business & Publishing
Home town Tel Aviv
Religion Hasidic Jew
Spouse Meir Pilipovetsky
Children Alexander Peli and daughter

Bracha Peli (1892-1986) was the owner of the Massada Publishing house in Israel. Massada or Massadah published the six volumes of The General Encyclopedia in Israel. She and her son then started the Encyclopaedia Hebraica.[1] She starting the Annual Hebrew Book Week in 1926.

Early life[change | edit source]

Bronya Kutzenok was born in what is now the Ukraine in a small village called Starovitzky.[2] Her family were Hasidic Jews. She changed her surname when she married a man called Meir. They changed their surname again in Israel to Peli.[2] In the Ukraine she started a school that had 400 children in one year. Bronya and Meir left the Ukraine and went to Tel Aviv in Palestine.

The Encyclopedia

In Tel Aviv, Peli was the owner of the Massada Publishing house. She published the six volumes of The General Encyclopedia in Israel. She and her son then started the Encyclopaedia Hebraica. The new books were written in the Hebrew language.[1] She starting the Annual Hebrew Book Week in 1926. The new encyclopedia was not finished until 1980.

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 [Founder of the Hebrew Enterprise], Ubi Dromi, accessed October 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bracha Peli, Asher Weill, Jewish Women's Archive. accessed October 2009