ARYE-LEYB PILOVSKI (b. February 1, 1940)
He was born in Santiago de Chile. He graduated as a lawyer from the University of Santiago. In 1962 he made aliya to Israel. His studied Yiddish literature and Jewish history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 1980 he received his doctoral degree for a dissertation on Yiddish and Yiddish literature in the land of Israel, 1907-1948. He was a lecturer on Yiddish and Yiddish literature at Haifa University. He published research work in: Di goldene keyt (The golden chain) in Tel Aviv (1977); Katedra letoldot erets yisrael veyishuva (Cathedra, toward the history of the land of Israel and its yishuv) in Jerusalem (1978/1979, 1981/1982); Tarbits (Academy) in New York (1982/1983); and in English-language journals as well. In book form: Tsvishn yo un neyn (Between yes and no) (Tel Aviv: World Council for Yiddish, 1986), 384 pp.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 430.