About Iakov Priluker
Jaakoff Prelooker (1860–1935), after an early career in Russia as a Jewish religious reformer, arrived in Britain in 1891 with the aim of spreading the ‘ideas of reconciliation… between man and man’ which he had unsuccessfully propagandized in Russia. As a lecturer, magazine editor (The Anglo‐Russian) and publicist, he participated in the swell of interest in Russia which swept Britain in the quarter‐century before the Great War. After 1908, when he was naturalized, Prelooker became more interested in the international implications of topics he had previously considered mainly from the Russian angle: peace, women's rights, religious tolerance. Well known in his lifetime, he is now unjustly neglected compared to his contemporaries Stepniak, Kropotkin and company. (Taylor & Francis Online)
Jaakoff Prelooker, Author, Dead at 75
Hastings, Sussex, England, Oct. 25 (JTA) –
Jaakoff Prelooker, noted poet and author who was excommunicated by the Jewish Assembly in Odessa as a heretic, died here yesterday at the age of 75.
A writer in English, Yiddish, French and German, Mr. Prelooker lived here since 1891. In 1882 the Jewish Assembly pronounced him a heretic after a bitter dispute.
He was the founder of the New Israel Movement in Russia.
- Goodreads.com, Books by Jaakoff Prelooker
- Jewish News Archive, Jaakoff Prelooker, Author, Dead at 75 (Oct. 27, 1935)
- Jaakoff Prelooker, Under the Czar and Queen Victoria: The experiences of a Russian reformer (1895) - his memoirs