Wednesday 19 November 2014


MINA (MINNIE) BORDO-RIVKIN (May 25, 1897-September 20, 1975)
     Born in Ptitsh (Ptich), Byelorussia.  In 1927 she moved to the United States.  That same year, she published her first piece—using the name Mina Rabinovitsh—a poem in Kundes (Prankster).  She later published in: Yidishe shtime (Jewish voice), Kinder-velt (Children’s world), Khaver (Comrade) in Vilna, Shikago (Chicago), Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves) in Warsaw, Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture), Yidishe velt (Jewish world), Yidisher kemfer (Jewish fighter), Tsukunft (Future), Feder (Pen), Hemshekh-antologye (Continuation anthology), Literarishe heftn (Literary notebooks), Kinder-zhurnal (Children’s magazine), Tog (Day), Forverts (Forward), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), and Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor).  In book form: Lider (Poems) (New York, 1948); Lider un iberblikn (Poems and surveys) (Buenos Aires, 1958), 96 pp.; Geblibn aleyn, lid un proze (Left alone, poem and prose) (Tel Aviv, Hamenorah, 1969), 179 pp.  She died in New York.

Sources: Dr. A. Mukdoni, in Morgn-zhurnal (December 25, 1951); Sh. Razhanski, in Yidishe tsaytung (Buenos Aires) (February 15, 1954); M. Ravitsh, in in Keneder odler (February 15, 1954); I. Talush, Idishe shrayber (Yiddish writers) (Miami Beach, 1953), pp. 78-85; Hemshekh-antologye (New York, 1945), pp. 323-36.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 58.]

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