Sunday 23 November 2014


The pen name of the Zionist Socialist Party leader and writer, Avrom Vaynshteyn (Abraham Weinstein), also known as “Avrom Odeser” (Abraham from Odessa).  He was born in Vilna; his father was an employee in a business in the timber line of work.  He graduated from a painting middle school in Odessa.  In 1904 he was editor of the Zionist socialist organ, Di frayhayt (Freedom).  He took part in the party publications: Dos vort (The word), Undzer veg (Our way), and Nayer veg (New way).  He authored the brochure: Maksimum hoze un minimum ernstkeyt, a entfer oyf di broshur, di sotsialistishe praktsies in tsienizm (Maximum audacity and minimum seriousness, a reply to the brochure, Socialist Practices in Zionism) (Vilna, 1907), 150 pp.  The brochure to which he was responding was written by “A. H.” (G. Klevanski).  In the 1930s he was linked to “ORT” (Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades) in Odessa.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1 (“Vaynshteyn, avrom”).

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