Monday, 19 August 2019

YISROEL SHTEYNBERG


YISROEL SHTEYNBERG (March 3, 1894-November 8, 1970)
            He was born in Vonsove (Wąsowo), Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva, later graduating state pedagogical course of study in Lomzhe.  He worked as a teacher in Ostrov-Mazovyetsk (Ostrów-Mazowiecka).  He spent WWII in the Soviet Union.  After the war he was in Vrotslav (Wrocław) and from 1950 in Israel.  His books include: Kinder-lider un retenishn (Children’s poems and puzzles) (Wrocław: Nidershlezye, 1948), 19 pp.; Hebreizmen in der yidisher shprakh (Hebraisms in the Yiddish language), with A. Roykhverger (Wrocław: Nidershlezye, 1949), 334 pp.; Mimayan haḥokhma shel am yisrael / Khokhme fun yidishn kval, pitgamim, maamre ḥazal veimrot / aforizmen, maymore khazal un glaykhverṭer (Wisdom from Jewish sources, aphorisms, sayings of the sages, and witticisms) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1962), 405 pp.; Psukim un taytshn (Verses and explanations) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1969), 303 pp.  In Hebrew: Penine ḥokhma (Pearls of wisdom) (Tel Aviv, 1966), 467 pp.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: David Tidhar, Entsiklopedyah lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 14 (Tel Aviv, 1965); Yankev Glatshteyn, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (September 16, 1962); Yanos Turkov, in Folksblat (Tel Aviv) (March 14, 1973).
Ruvn Goldberg


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