MORTKHE FINKELMAN (b. 1876)
He was born in Telenești, Bessarabia. He lived in Odessa, Kishinev, and Belz. He owned a publishing company. He was active in the Ḥoveve-tsiyon (Lovers of Zion) movement and “Bene Moshe” (Sons of Moses). From 1903 to 1914, he published stories and travel narratives in: Fraynd (Friend) in St. Petersburg; Der yud (The Jew) in Cracow; and Haynt (Today) in Warsaw. He also contributed to Spektor’s Unzer lebn (Our life) and to the Odessa newspapers: Gut morgn (Good morning) and Sholem aleykhem (Good day!). He lived in the land of Israel during the years of WWI.
Sources: Y. Fikhman, Regnboygn, zikhroynes, eseyen un lider (Rainbow, memoirs, essays, and poems) (Buenos Aires) (1953), p. 18; Y. Tsuzmer, Beikve hador (In the footprints of a generation) (New York, 1957), see index.
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