Tuesday 11 November 2014


     He was a pedagogue, a teacher of Hebrew in the Yiddish language and culture department in the faculty of education at the second Moscow State University (established in March 1926).  Among his books: Naye lider, muzikalishe zamlbukh (New songs, musical anthology), collected by Bakst (Moscow, 1926), 40 pp.; Arbet-kinder (Working children), reader and workers’ book for the fourth year of school (compiled with Grinberg) (Moscow, 1928), 238 pp.; Matematik far zelbstbildung un far onfang-shuln fun algemeyner bildung far dervaksene (Mathematics for self-education and for elementary schools for the general education of adults) (Moscow: Tsentralfarlag, 1929), 44 pp., with M. Hodes; Tsum nayem lebn, khrestomatye far onfang-shul (Toward a new life, reader for elementary school) (prepared with Kh. Loytsker and N. Entin) (Kharkov-Minsk, 1930), 245 pp.; Arbet-kinder, alefbeyz (Working children, the alphabet) (compiled with G. Fridman) (Moscow-Kharkov-Minsk, 1930), 106 pp.; Tsum nayem lebn, alefbeyz far dervaksene (Toward a new life, the alphabet for adults) (prepared with G. Fridland) (Kharkov-Minsk, 1932), 64 pp.  His fate remains unknown.

Sources: Bibliographishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO), vol. 1 (1926), see index; Visnshaftlekhe yorbikher (Scholarly yearbooks), vol. 1 (Moscow, 1929), see index; Shriftn far psikhologye un pedagogik (Writings on psychology and pedagogy), vol. 1 (Vilna, 1933), see index.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 56.]

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