Tuesday, 12 November 2019

SHMUEL SHRIRE


SHMUEL SHRIRE (March 3, 1893-May 26, 1944)
            He was born with the surname Shrayer in Slavuta, Volhynia.  He was a Hebrew research of Tanakh and Talmud, and he published books on these topics.  He took part in the An-ski expedition to research Jewish folklore.  He wrote a bit in Yiddish.  He edited Di yidishe vokh (The Jewish week) in Rovno (1923) and at the same time was the literary editor of Vohliner leben (Volhynian life).  He settled in the land of Israel in 1925 and died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: Getzel Kressel, Leksikon hasifrut haivrit (Handbook of Hebrew literature), vol. 2 (Meravya, 1967); D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopediya lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 3 (Tel Aviv, 1950); Rovna, sefer zikaron (Rovno, remembrance volume) (Tel Aviv, 1956), pp. 479-80.
Ruvn Goldberg


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