RUVN (REUVEN) AGUSHEVITS (1897-September 10, 1950)
Born in Svislotsh (Swislocz), near Volkovisk (Byelorussian: Vawkavysk; Polish: Wołkowysk), Poland, son of a village teacher. He studied in religious schools and in the Mirer Yeshiva. He lost his mother while still a child. In his youth he was socialist leader. He left Poland in 1919, lived for a short time in France and Belgium, and there he taught himself in various subjects. He later came to the United States where he worked as a teacher of Talmud in Jewish high schools as well as in private homes. He began publishing in Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves) (Warsaw). His books include: Di altgrichishe filozofye (Ancient Greek philosophy) with an introduction by Dr. Y. Shatski (New York, 1935), 215 pp.; Printsipen, a filozofishe ophandlung (Principles, a philosophical treatise) (New York, 1942), 224 pp.; Emune un apikorses (Faith and heresy) with a preface by Y. Ginzburg (New York: 1949), 209 pp. He did not leave behind any published works. He died in Ramat-Gan while on a trip to Israel.
Sources: L. Lehrer, in Yivo bleter, vol. 33 (1949); M. Shtarkman, in Yorbukh (Annual) (New York, 1943); Dr. A. Mukdoni, in Morgen-zhurnal (December 12, 1934).