Tuesday, 7 February 2017


NEKHEMYE LOTHRINGER (June 13, 1958-January 3, 1920)
            He was born in Rozdol (Rozdil, Rozdól), eastern Galicia, and lived thereafter in Bolekhov (Bolekhiv, Bolechów), where he was a leader of the Zionist association.  For a time he worked as a teacher of Hebrew and German in the homes of wealthy families.  He wrote German poetry to spread among the German-reading youth the idea of a Jewish nation.  He published articles on Zionism and the Jewish Enlightenment in Togblat (Daily newspaper) in Lemberg.  Together with Shimen Elendman, he composed “Dos lied funem kigel” (The song of the pudding), a parody of Friedrich Schiller’s “Das Lied von der Glocke” (The song of the bell), published with Elendman’s monologue entitled “Yekhiel shadkhn” (Yekhiel the matchmaker) in numerous editions, the fourth (Bolekhov, 1911), 16 pp.  Lothringer also published: Der Talmud in Wort und Bild (The Talmud in word and image) (Bolekhov, 1900), 87 pp.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2; Gershon Bader, Medina veḥakhameha (The state and its sages) (New York, 1934).
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