Monday, 4 November 2019

MEYER SHEKHTER-KHOKHEM


MEYER SHEKHTER-KHOKHEM (1888-July 22, 1978)
            He was born in Moynetsh (Moinești), Romania, descended from a rabbinical family.  He attended religious elementary school and on his own learned several foreign languages.  In the 1930s he moved to Bucharest.  He was active in Zionist and pedagogical work.  In 1947 he made aliya to and settled in Bnei-Brak.  In book form: Rumenish-hebreyish (Romanian-Hebrew) (Tel Aviv: 1953, 1961, 1962), 276 double-columned pages; Hebreyish-yidish verterbukh (Hebrew-Yiddish dictionary) (Tel Aviv: Yehoshua Tsitsik, 1963), 318 double-columned pages.  He also published a Hebrew-English: Mikhlal ha-lashon beelef shorashim (Compounds of the language in 1000 stems) (Jerusalem, 1968), 749 pp.  He died Bnei-Brak.

Source: Idov Cohen, in Hatsofe (Tel Aviv) (August 30, 1978
Ruvn Goldberg

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 532.


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