Thursday, 5 July 2018


MEYER PANTEL (1911-1983?)
            He was born in Kobrin, Poland.  He studied in yeshivas, and in 1939 he received ordination into the rabbinate.  He was a member of the principal leadership of Agudat Yisrael in Poland.  He was later in Shanghai and the United States, and he was a delegate to the Aguda’s Kenesiya gedola (Great assembly) in Jerusalem.  When the Nazis occupied Poland, he left with the yeshiva of Kletsk (Klieck) for Lithuania, and from there in 1941 went through Russia until they arrived in Shanghai.  He was active there in educational work for Agudat Yisrael.  From 1946 he was living in America, a lecturer and teacher in girls’ schools run by Aguda as well as in yeshivas.  He began published in Hebrew in Deglanu (Our way) in Warsaw in 1937, later serving as a regular contributor to Di idishe shtime fun vaytn mizrekh (The Jewish voice from the Far East) in Shanghai (1941-1946), writing also for Unzer lebn (Our life) in Shanghai and Dos yidishe vort (The Yiddish word) in New York—and in the Hebrew and Yiddish press of the Aguda in the state of Israel and other countries.  He was last living in Brooklyn, New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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