He was a Soviet Jewish linguist, educator, and author of textbooks for Jewish schools and who also wrote about literature. He lived in Minsk and was an associate of the Jewish section of the Byelorussian Academy of Sciences. His work includes: with Ayzik Zaretski, Y. Grinberg, and Khayim Loytsker, Shprakh, arbet-bukh farn 2nt lernyor (Language, workbook for the second year of school) (Moscow: Central Publishers, 1928), 104 pp.; with Zaretski and others, Shprakh, arbet-bukh farn 3nt lernyor (Language, workbook for the third year of school) (Moscow: Central Publishers, 1929; Moscow, 1930), 119 pp.; with Maks Erik and Yankev Rubin, Antireligyezer literarisher leyenbukh (Anti-religious literary reader), together (Moscow, 1930), 415 pp.; with Leyb Tsart, Arbetbukh af literatur far di ershte kursn fun arbfak un ovnt-shuln fun hekhern tip (Workbook in literature for the first courses of workers’ faculty and evening schools of the higher sort), part 1 (Moscow-Kharkov-Minsk, 1930), 408 pp.; “Yidish-gramatishe arbet farn sovetishn period” (Grammatical work on Yiddish before the Soviet period), Tsum XV-tn yortog oktyaber revolyutsye, literarish-lingvistisher zamlbukh (Toward the 15th anniversary of the October Revolution, literary-linguistic anthology), ed. Vaysrusishe visnshaft-akademye, idsektor (Byelorussian Academy of Sciences, Jew Section) (Minsk, 1932), pp. 76-112.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 96; and Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), p. 48.
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