Monday, 11 November 2019

YEKHEZKL SOREZON (SARASOHN)


YEKHEZKL SOREZON (SARASOHN) (September 15, 1863-August 16, 1933)[1]
            He was a newspaper publisher, born in Suvalk (Suwałki), Poland, the son of Kasriel-Tsvi Sorezon.  He emigrated to the United States in 1876.  He studied to be a lawyer.  From his youth, he was tied to his father’s Yiddish newspaper, and after the latter’s death, he took over (with his brother-in-law Leon Kameyka) Yidishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper) and Yudishe gazetten (Jewish gazette).  For a short time, he also published Di yudishe shpayz-gazet (The Jewish food gazette) in New York.  He died in New York.

Sources: Moyshe Shtarkman, Moyshe Shtarkman, in Yorbukh fun amopteyl fun yivo (Yearbook of the American division of YIVO), vol. 1 (New York, 1938), reprinted with notes in Shtarkman, Geklibene shriftn (Selected writings) (Tel Aviv, 1979), pp. 77-161 (see also the bibliography of his father, Kasriel-Tsvi Sorezon).
Yekhezkl Lifshits




[1] Zalmen Reyzen gives a birthdate of April 15, 1863.

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