Sunday, 11 August 2019


BOREKH SHUR (1823-April 7, 1904)
            He was born in Lemberg.  He was one of the most popular cantors in Europe.  He also composed liturgical compositions.  In 1890 he wrote for the Yiddish theater in Lemberg the operetta Shimshn hagiber (Samson the strong man).

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 3 (New York, 1959).
Berl Cohen

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