Friday, 10 May 2019


            He was born in the town of Germanovitsh, Vilna district, the brother of Yankev Ravin.  From 1903 he was living in Lodz.  He was an active school and cultural leader.  In 1922 he moved to Minsk.  He was killed during the purges of 1937.  He wrote on pedagogical themes in: Lodzer folksblat (Lodz people’s newspaper), Lebns-fragn (Life issues) in Warsaw, Af di vegn tsu der nayer shul (On the roads to the new school) in Moscow, Ratnbildung (Soviet education), Afn shprakhfront (On the language front), and Oktyabr (October) in Minsk, among other serials.  In book form: Praktik fun pruvshul bam minsker yidpedtekhnikum fun 3 un 4 lernyor (Experimental school practice at the Minsk pedagogical technical school for the third and fourth school year), with V. Shats (Minsk: State Publ., 1928), 142 pp.; Zay greyt, arbetbukh far 4tn lernyor (Get ready, workbook for the fourth school year), with M. Margoline and Yoysef Ravin (Moscow-Minsk: Central Publ., 1930), 474 pp.; Arbet-bukh af geografye farn 4tn shulyor (Workbook in geography for the fourth school year), with E. Spivak (Minsk: State Publ., 1932), 23 pp.  He died in the Soviet Union.

Sources: Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), see index; Khayim Leyb Fuks, Lodzh shel mayle, dos yidishe gaystiḳe un derhoybene lodzh, 100 yor yidishe un oykh hebreishe literatur un kultur in lodzh un in di arumiḳe shtet un shtetlekh (Lodz on high, the Jewish spiritual and elevated Lodz, 100 years of Yiddish and also Hebrew literature and culture in Lodz and in the surrounding cities and towns) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1972), pp. 52, 202.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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