Monday, 10 June 2019

KHANEKH RUSAK


KHANEKH RUSAK (b. July 14, 1912)
            He was born in Kalish (Kalisz), Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and secular subject matter as well.  He spent time in prison for Communist activities.  In 1936 he made his way to Belgium and in 1948 to Israel where he lived in Kiryat Motzkin.  He contributed work to Unzer vort (Our word) in Brussels, and he published Di yidishe shtime (The Jewish voice) in Yiddish and Esperanto (Brussels, 3 issues, 1947), which he revived in 1964 in Israel with a Hebrew section (9 issues).  In book form: Kvo vadis yisroel (Quo vadis Israel) (Jerusalem, 1969), 79 pp. + 41 pp.; Entsiklopedisher verterbukh esperanto-yidish (Encyclopedic Esperanto-Yiddish dictionary) (Jerusalem, 1963-1973), 2 vols.  He had prepared for publication as well a Yiddish-Esperanto and a Hebrew-Esperanto dictionary.
Ruvn Goldberg


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