|Known for||Business & Publishing|
|Home town||Tel Aviv|
|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. She starting the Annual Hebrew Book Week in 1926.
Early life[change | change source]
Bronya Kutzenok was born in what is now the Ukraine in a small village called Starovitzky. 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. 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.
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. She starting the Annual Hebrew Book Week in 1926. The new encyclopedia was not finished until 1980.
References[change | change source]
- [Founder of the Hebrew Enterprise], Ubi Dromi, accessed October 2009
- Bracha Peli, Asher Weill, Jewish Women's Archive. accessed October 2009