Wednesday, 19 October 2016


            He was born in Riga and was a cofounder of the association Tsien (Zion) in 1901.  He began writing articles for Haynt (Today) in Warsaw in 1910, later publishing in such Riga-based Yiddish newspapers as: Letste nayes (Latest news), Dos folk (The people), and Frimorgn (Morning)—including a series entitled “Epizodn fun der yidisher fargangenheyt in rige” (Episodes from the Jewish past in Riga)—and Di shul- un khazonim-velt (The school and cantors’ world) in Warsaw (1938).  After 1940 there has been no information about him available.

Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928); M. Gerts, 25 yor yidishe prese in letland (25 years of the Yiddish press in Latvia) (Riga, 1933); Al. Atingn and M. Buba, in Yahadut latviya (Judaism in Latvia) (Tel Aviv, 1953), see index; Entsiklopedya she hatsiyonut hadatit (Encyclopedia of religious Zionism), vol. 2 (Jerusalem, 1960), p. 418.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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