Menahem Gnessin

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Menahem Gnessin (1882-1952) was an early Jewish actor and Hebrew language instructor[1] who created the Amateur Dramatic Arts Company in 1907 for presentation of plays in Hebrew.[2] In 1917 at Moscow he also helped start Habimah, the world's first professional Hebrew theater.[3] He is best known as an actor in the 1933 drama, Oded the Wanderer.[4] Gnessin wrote articles about his time in the theater, and published memoirs titled Darki im ha-Te’atron ha-Ivri, 1905–26 ("My Career in the Hebrew Theater," 1946).[2]