Thursday 23 April 2015


YISROEL BRISTIGER (January 22, 1862-1935)
            He was born in Zhuravne, eastern Galicia, son of Gedalye.  He received a traditional Jewish education.  At age fifteen, he left for Socheva, Bukovina, and entered high school there.  He moved thereafter to Lemberg, where he studied mathematics and at a commercial school.  He later was employed in a bank.  His literary activities began when he was quite young with correspondence pieces from his town in Hayehudi (The Jew) in Pressburg; thereafter, he published in Ivri anokhi (I am Jewish) in Brody; Hamagid (The preacher) in Lyck; Hator (The turtle-dove) in Kołomyja (Kolomyia); and in other Hebrew newspapers and serials in Galicia, Poland, and the United States.  In Hebrew, he brought out his Pirḥe aviv (Flowers of spring), a collections of stories and scholarly articles (Lemberg, 1892), 70 pp., and Klasterim (Faces) (Lemberg, 1905).  In Yiddish he published articles and sketches in Lemberger yidishe tsaytung (Lemberg Jewish newspaper), Izraelit (Israelite), and other Jewish publications in Galicia.  He died in Lemberg.

Source: Gershom Bader, Medina veḥakhameha (The state and its sages) (New York, 1934).

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