YOYSEF AZIEL (AZILESCU)
He hailed from Iași, Romania, the son of Yehiel-Mikhl Aziel (editor of Hayoets [The advisor]), journalist, editor of the daily newspaper Yidisher telegraf (Jewish telegraph: from April 1, 1877 to September 15, 1878), which was the first Yiddish daily newspaper in Romania. In 1895 he renovated his father’s weekly, Hayoets, which was published under the title Der vahre hayoets lebeys yisroel beromania (The true advisor to the house of Israel in Romania); later in 1904 it appeared twice weekly, until WWI.
Sources: Dr. Y. Shatski, in Algemayne entsiklopedye (General encyclopedia), “Yidn” (Jews), vol. 3 (New York, 1942), p. 249; S. P. (Podaleanu), in Unzer shtime (Paris) (November 27, 1955).
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