Friday 17 April 2015


YITSKHOK BROYDES (1879-September 17, 1946)
     Born in Vilna, he was the son of R. Menachem-Meyer Broydes.  He was also the father of the Hebrew poet Avraham Broydes.  He studied in religious primary school and synagogue study hall and was a Zionist leader in Vilna.  For a time he was active in the Bund.  He helped Sh. An-Sky found the Jewish Ethnographic Society in Vilna.  From 1923 he was living in Palestine, where he was involved in various communal activities.  He died in Tsfat (Sefad) and is buried in Naḥalat-Yitsḥak in the state of Israel.  He published in Fraynd (Friend) in St. Petersburg and Di tsayt (The times) in Vilna; and edited Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Vilna.  Among his books: A shteyn in veg (A stone in the road), drama (Vilna, 1911); in Hebrew Vilna hatsiyonit veaskanya, agadot yerusholaim delita (Zionist Vilna and public service, tales of Jerusalem of Lithuania) (Jerusalem, 1946).

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the founders and builders of Israel) (Tel Aviv, 1947-1971), vol. 2; Z. Zilbertsvayg, Teater-leksikon, vol. 1.

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