Tuesday, 2 July 2019


ZAVL RAYNOVITSH (b. ca. 1908)
            He was born in Tshekhanovtse (Ciechanowiec), Poland.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshiva.  He graduated from a high school in Vilna.  He worked as a teacher in Jewish schools in Poland.  He wrote for Shmuel Zaromb’s Shriftn (Writings), a monthly journal for literature and art in Warsaw, and other publications.  His autobiographical novel, In kesl fun heylikeyt (In the cauldron of holiness), concerned with the Radiner Yeshiva of the Chofets Chaim, was sent in 1940 to the state publishing house for Yiddish in Minsk and “lost” there.

Source: M. Kroshnits, in Lerer yizker-bukh (Remembrance volume for teachers) (New York, 1954), p. 408.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 510.

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