Wednesday, 25 February 2015


He was a Soviet Jewish linguist and pedagogue, who also wrote about literature.  He wrote textbooks and was especially well-known for his long treatise, “Yidish-gramatishe arbet farn sovetishn period” (Grammatical work on Yiddish before the Soviet period), Tsum XV-tn yortog oktyaber revolyutsye, literarish-lingvistisher zamlbukh (Toward the 15th anniversary of the October Revolution, literary-linguistic anthology), ed. Vaysrusishe visnshaft-akademye, idsektor (Byelorussian Academy of Sciences, Jew Section) (Minsk, 1932), pp. 76-112.  Among his books: Shprakh, arbet-bukh farn 2nt lernyor (Language, workbook for the second year of school) (Moscow: Central Publishers, 1928), 104 pp., with I. Zaretski and others; Shprakh, arbet-bukh farn 3nt lernyor (Language, workbook for the third year of school) (Moscow: Central Publishers, 1929), 119 pp., with I. Zaretski and others, new edition (1930); Antireligyezer literarisher leyenbukh (Anti-religious literary reader), together with Maks Erik and Y. Rubin (Moscow, 1930), 415 pp.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 96.

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