Friday 5 September 2014


MORTKHE (MORDECAI) ORLIN (b. December 23, 1891)
Shortened name of Mortkhe Orlinski, he was born in Vilna to poor parents.  Until age twelve he studied in religious elementary school and in a public school.  He was living in the United States from 1911 as a laborer.  His first poems were published in Roman-tsaytung (Fiction news) (Warsaw, 1907); Lebn un visnshaft (Life and science) (Vilna, 1910); Gut-morgn (Good morning) (Odessa); as well as in Dos naye land (The new land), Vokhnshrift (Weekly writings), Kundes (Prankster), Tsukunft (Future), and Tog (Day), all in New York.  His book, Lite (Lithuania), was published in 1921 in New York (62 pp.), scenes drawn from Jewish towns in light, lyrical stanzas.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1.

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