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Hayyim Selig Slonimski
country of citizenship: Poland, Russian Empire
language of expression: Hebrew, Russian, German
occupation: mathematician, journalist, author, astronomer, rabbi, writer
award received: Demidov Prize
Ḥayyim Selig ben Ya'akov Slonimski (Hebrew: חַיִּים זֶעלִיג בֶּן יַעֲקֹב סלאָנימסקי) (March 31, 1810 – May 15, 1904), also known by his acronym ḤaZaS (חז״ס), was a Hebrew publisher, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, science writer, and rabbi. He was among the first to write books on science for a broad Jewish audience, and was the founder of Ha-Tsfira, the first Hebrew-language newspaper with an emphasis on the sciences.
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