NOKHUM FINKELSHTEYN (1878-1942)
He was born in Amdur, Grodno district, Poland. He studied in religious elementary school and yeshivas. In 1908 he came to the United States. He lived in Syracuse and Wilkes Barre. He supported himself with a small grocery store. For many years he devoted himself to translating the Holy Scriptures into Yiddish. In book form: Tilim neshives nefesh (Psalms of repentance) (New York, 1923), 8 pp.; Shir hashirim, a loyb fun kneses yisroel tsu g-t un fun g-t tsu kneses yisroel (Song of Songs, praise from the Jewish people to G-d and from G-d to the Jewish people), translated in verse, and with a preface by Rabbi A. Y. Kook of Jerusalem (Newark, 1939), 32 pp. At the start of WWII, he left America and settled in Jerusalem where he died.
Source: Information from Shloyme Nobel in New York.
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