MORTKHE LIKHTSHTEYN (b. 1872)
He was born in Stakhov (Stakhava), Minsk district, Byelorussia. He was the son of Rabbi Avrom-Dovid Likhtshteyn. He attended religious primary school and yeshivas. From 1895 he was rabbi in a variety of Jewish communities in Russia and Poland. In the 1930s he was the rabbi in Malarite (Malaryta), Pinsk district, Byelorussia. He published articles on education in Dos vort (The word) in Vilna (1926-1938). He was the author of religious works in Hebrew and Yiddish, among them: Midot havevavot (Habits of the heart) (Warsaw, 1902, 1908); Seyfer hamides (Book of habits), “a work on etiquette in Yiddish,” part 1 “Zitn-vayzer” (Guide to morals), part 2 “Kinder ertsiung” (Children’s education) (Brisk, 1925), 31 pp.; Mital hashamayim (From the dew of the heavens) and Igeret livne amenu (Letter to the children of our people), “A brivl tsum folk” (A letter to the people) (Bilgoray, 1933), 25 pp.; He was murdered by the Nazis during the destruction of Polish Jewry.
Sources: Bet eked sefarim; materials also from the library of the Lubavitcher rebbe in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks