Tuesday, 14 March 2017


            He hailed from Vilna.  He was a scribe for Torah scrolls, tefillin, and mezuzot.  In 1904 he came to the United States and lived for a time in New York and, during the years of WWI, in Boston.  He published essays on the weekly Torah portion and translated from the Midrash and the sayings of Hassidim for: Yidishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper) and Dos idishe likht (The Jewish light)—in New York (1923-1924); and Der idisher fihrer (The Jewish leader) in Boston (1923-1924); among others.  In book form: Koyheles shloyme (Ecclesiastes Shloyme), “stories, jokes, and pious words from great men” (Boston, 1926), 34 pp.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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