Sunday 19 April 2015


ARN-MIKHL BRUKHOV December 25, 1869-February 15, 1946)
He was born in Vilna, the son of R. Aba-Yankev.  He studied in the Volozhin and Slobodka Yeshivas, and he received rabbinic ordination.  He then went on to study in Bern and earn a doctorate.  He served as secretary of the Central Committee of the Zionist Organization in Russia in 1912.  He was a Hebrew-language writer on current events and a delegate to Zionist congresses.  He died in Jerusalem.  His writings appeared in: Hashiloa (The shiloah), Haolam (The world), and Haarets (The land).  In Yiddish he wrote for: Yud (Jew), Velt (World), Fraynd (Friend), Yudishe tsukunft (Jewish future), and Dos yudishe folk (The Jewish people).  He used the Hebrew name Brechyahu.  He also penned the work: Nekhasim vaarakhin (Assets and values) (Tel Aviv, 1938), 314 pp.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1, pp. 417-18; D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the founders and builders of Israel) (Tel Aviv, 1947-1971), vol. 1, pp. 209-10; Dr. Kh. Armyan, in Yivo-bleter 14.1-2 (Vilna, 1939), pp. 132-41.

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