MOYSHE PERLMUTER (PERELMUTER) (b. 1884)
He was born in Radom, Poland, the son of the first Jewish Sejm deputy, Rabbi Avraham Tsvi Perlmuter. He studied in yeshivas and received ordination into the rabbinate, but he had no desire to become a rabbi. Thus, in 1903 he left Poland and wandered through England, France, and Germany, later settling in Belgium. He was a diamond cutter, a ritual slaughterer, and leader in Agudat Yisrael. He published articles and correspondence pieces from Belgium for Der yud (The Jew) and Idishes togblat (Jewish daily newspaper) in Warsaw, and he contributed to Di idishe prese (The Jewish press) in Antwerp, among other serials. He authored the monograph: Harav reb avrom-tsvi perlmuter, zayn lebn un shafn (Rabbi Avraham-Tsvi Perlmuter, his life and work) (Antwerp, 1933), 142 pp., with a preface containing biographical details. From the time of the Nazi invasion and occupation of Belgium, there has been no further information about him.
Khayim Leyb Fuks