Sunday, 2 June 2019


ISER-MOYSHE RUBIN (September 15, 1871-September 4, 1957)
            Born with the surname Rabinovitsh in Keydan (Kėdainiai), Lithuania, he was a journalist.  He attended religious elementary school, spent a short period of time in a Kovno high school, and later studied at the Vilna Jewish teachers’ institute.  In 1891 he arrived in the United States.  He was a regular contributor to Teglikher herald (Daily herald) and later to Varhayt (Truth) and Tog (Day), in which he wrote editorials for many years on recent times and ran the “letter-box” section.  He also placed work in: Idisher rekord (Jewish record) and Galitsyaner vokhenblat (Galician weekly newspaper], among other serials.  In book form: Menshen un leben (People and life), a collection of his articles (Miami Beach, 1953), 303 pp.  He translated the novels: Vayse shklafins (White [female] slaves) (New York: Varhayt); and Iber geld un ehre, oder, der groyzamer feter, a shpanender roman (For money and honor, or the murderous uncle, a thrilling novel) (New York: A. Siletski, 1896/1897), 958 pp.  He was one of the pioneers of the Yiddish press in America.  He also wrote in Russian and Hebrew.  He died in Miami Beach.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Solomon Dingol, in Tog-morgn zhurnal (New York) (September 21, 1957); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen

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