Monday 1 December 2014


ABA BUKH (b. 1851)
Born in Kovno, he received a traditional Jewish education, though he later became a Maskil and studied Hebrew, Russian, and German.  He moved to the United States, later settling in Louisville, Kentucky.  He tried his luck at a number of different professions.  He became, later in his middle years, a preacher—in both Yiddish and English—while also taking up the pen.  In 1911 he wrote a drama in Hebrew entitled Ashmedai and right afterword a collection of his sermons in Yiddish under the title, Yisroel, a verk velkhe apelirt tsum yidishn folk in nomen fun got fun yisroel enthalt erhobene fortrege vegn file gegenshtende fun yudntum (Israel, a work appealing to the Jewish people in the name of the God of Israel containing elevated entreaties concerning numerous contrary points of view from Judaism) (New York, 1911-1912), 210 pp.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1.

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