Wednesday, 19 June 2019

BERNARD GERSHON RICHARDS


BERNARD GERSHON RICHARDS (March 9, 1877-April 25, 1971)
            He was born in Keydan (Kėdainiai), Lithuania.  In 1901 he emigrated to the United States and in 1902 settled in New York.  He was a prominent community leader in Anglo-American groups and institutions.  He wrote for English-language Jewish periodicals, some of which he edited.  Until 1903 he retained certain ties to Yiddish: editor of the Boston-based Izraelit (Israelite), contributor to Winchevsky’s Emes (Truth), and the Boston correspondent for New York newspaper.  He died in New York.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Ben-Tsien Ayzenshtadt, Dor rabanav vesofrav (A generations of rabbis and authors) (New York, 1902/1903), p. 99; Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen


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