Thursday, 5 July 2018


            He was born in Pruzhane (Pruzhany), Grodno district, and in 1907 immigrated to the United States.  He settled in New York and worked as a typesetter.  In his earliest years he began writing articles on general socio-economic and political issues.  He placed work in: Fraye arbeter-shtime (Free voice of labor), Tsukunft (Future), and Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter) in New York, among other serials.  He was also interested in the Yiddish theater and had himself written a play.  He edited and helped publish the history of the typesetters’ union that Sh. Sheyngold had compiled (1935).  Pomerants’s last work was: “Nor nit keyn revolutsye” (Only not a revolution), published only after his death in Tsukunft (February 1944).  From the great number of articles that he wrote and published, he selected three volumes’ worth for publication: Revolutsye oder reform? (Revolution or reform?) (New York, 1937), 234 pp.; Etisher sotsyalizm (Ethical socialism) (New York, 1940), 62 pp.; and Praktisher idealism (Practical idealism) (New York, 1943), 358 pp.  He died in New York.

Sources: obituaries in Fraye arbeter-shtime (New York) 2189 (1944) and Hadoar (New York) (February 18, 1944); ayim Viner, Pirke ayim vesifrut (Chapoters of life and literature) (Jerusalem, 1960); M. Ribalov, in Hadoar (February 28, 1944); Meyer Kastof, in Fraye arbeter-shtime (1944); Sh. Grodzenski, in Y. Delevski, ed., Der sotsyaler ideal un zayne visnshaftlekhe yesoydes (The social ideal and its scientific bases) (New York, 1945), pp. 7-14.
Yekhiel Hirshhoyt

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