Thursday 27 November 2014


BRAYNDL BOYM (BRANDEL BAUM) (1896-September 22, 1946)
     Born in Mazovyetsk, Poland, she received a strict religious education, but against the will of her parents she entered a Russian high school.  She became a teacher in 1919 in a Polish public school in Petrikov.  After marrying in 1922, she settled in Lodz, where she was active in women’s circles of “Agudat Yisrael” (Agudas Yisroel) and in philanthropic institutions.  She began writing Russian and Polish poetry for the local newspapers.  Later, she moved to Yiddish and published poems and articles in Der yud (The Jew) and Dos yidishe togblat (Jewish daily news) in Warsaw, and in publications of the Beys-yankev schools, among others.  In 1925 she moved to Palestine and began writing in Hebrew and publishing in Bat yisrael (Daughter of Israel), Baderekh (On the road), and other serials.  Among her books: Ketavim levat yisrael (Writings for a daughter of Israel) (Tel Aviv, 1954), 144 pp.  She died in Tel Aviv.

Source: D. Tidhar, Entsiklopedyah lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the founders and builders of Israel), vol. 4 (Tel Aviv, 1950), pp. 1869-1870.

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