Friday, 10 May 2019


NAKHMEN-LEYB ROZOF (October 13, 1895-January 16, 1986)
            He was born in Pavolotsh (Pavoloch), Ukraine.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva and with private tutors.  In 1914 he arrived in the United States.  He worked in a sweatshop and at the same time was studying in an evening high school.  From 1920 he was publishing poetry in: Di feder (The pen), Baginen (Dawn) (1924-1927), Tsukunft (Future), Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter), Gerekhtikeyt (Justice), and Kheshbn (Accounting), among others.  From 1954 he was publisher-editor of the quarterly Zayn (Being), in which he wrote as well under the pen names: Nakhmen-Leyb and Leyb Munis.  In book form: Mayne heymen, poeme (My homes, a poem) (New York, 1949), 128 pp.  He died in New York.

Sources: Shmuel Niger, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (March 7, 1954); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen

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