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).