Thursday, 5 July 2018


            He was born in Linets, Ukraine.  He studied in religious elementary school and with private tutors.  In 1928 he immigrated to Canada.  He worked as a Hebrew teacher in Toronto and from 1938 in New York.  He received B. A. and M. A. degrees from New York University.  He published articles, stories, and translations in: Idisher zhurnal (Jewish journal) in Toronto; Keneder older (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; Tog-morgn-zhurnal (Day-morning journal), Algemeyner zhurnal (General journal), Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter), Hadoar (The mail), Bitsaron (Fortress), and Shevile haḥinukh (Pathways in education)—in New York.  In book form: In shturemdike yorn, a forsh-arbet ṿegn der algemeyner un yidisher geshikhte in rusland in di fargangene 60 yor (In turbulent times, a research work concerning the general and Jewish history of Russia over the past sixty years) (New York: Tsiko, 1977), 639 pp.  He also published several Hebrew textbooks

Sources: H. Zaydman, in Algemeyne zhurnal (New York) (October 28, 1977); N. Shemen, in Tsukunft (New York) (September 1979).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 426.]

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