Sunday 24 August 2014


YANKEV APTEYKER (JACOB APTEKER) (b. December 14, 1889)
     Born in Shpole (Spola), Kiev district.  He studied in religious elementary school and secular secondary school, as well as in the Jewish teachers seminary.  In 1916 he emigrated to the United States.  He published in Tog (Day) and Amerikaner (American), and later in the journal Zayn (To be).  Among his books: Di vays-bloye fon (The blue-and-white flag), a collection of poems and short stories (New York, 1953); Di eltste dray tanakh-iberzetsungen, analizn in der septuaginta, peshita un vulgate, parallel tsu unzer mesoyre un tsu di tanakhishe gefinsn funem yam-hamelekh (The oldest three translations of the Hebrew Bible, analysis of the Septuagint, Peshita, and Vulgate, parallel with our tradition and to biblical discoveries from the Dead Sea) (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1962), 265 pp., with a preface by Dov Sadan.

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