Isaac Rosenberg

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  • Steven Connor (Birkbeck, University of London)

Isaac Rosenberg was born in 1890, the second child and first son of a Jewish family who had made their way from Russia after his father had evaded conscription. His father was schooled deeply in the scriptures and ill-suited to the demands of raising a family in difficult circumstances. He made what living he could as a pedlar but most of the work of keeping the family eight fell to his resourceful wife Hacha. Isaac Rosenberg was born in Bristol, one of twins, though his brother died in birth. When he was six the need to furnish him with a Jewish education seems to have spurred a move to London.

Rosenberg was educated in a state school in Baker Street where Jewish religious education featured strongly, though Rosenberg appears …

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Connor, Steven. "Isaac Rosenberg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 October 2001
[, accessed 09 October 2015.]

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