Wednesday 11 February 2015


     He was born in Czerwin, Łomża district, Poland.  His father was a ritual slaughterer.  Until age sixteen he studied at the yeshivas in Łomża and Raduń.  He later left for Vilna where he acquired a general education and worked as a Hebrew teacher in Tarbut schools in Poland (1917).  He began writing poetry in Hebrew but soon switched to Yiddish.  In 1928 he emigrated to Argentina.  He published poems mainly in: Di idishe tsaytung (The Jewish newspaper).  In 1936 he settled in Chile.  He edited Tshilener yidisher vokhnblat (Chilean Jewish weekly news) and Dos vort (The word) which was also a weekly.  After the founding of the state of Israel, he moved there and worked for two years as a teacher.  He returned to Chile in 1954.  Among his books: Bay di andn, lider un poemen (By the Andes, songs and poems) (Mendosa [Argentina], 1935), 106 pp.  He was living in Chile, until 1954 when he moved to Israel where he was a teacher in Bnei-Brak.

Sources: Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Yiddish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944), pp. 91-98; Y. Botoshanski, Mame-yidish (Mother Yiddish) (Buenos Aires, 1949), pp. 255-56; Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort in argentina (The published Yiddish word in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1941), pp. 136, 156-57; Pinye Kats, Yidishe literatur in argentina (Yiddish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1947).

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 90.]


  1. El maestro mío de Yiddish y Director de la Escuela Primaria Yiddish Shule en la Calle Serrano de Santiago de Chile por el año 1949. Comparto fotos donde aparese el Director Isaac Blumshtein 1) Foto de mi curso 4a. Prep. 2) Foto de todos los alumnos de la Escuela.