Wednesday 13 May 2015


AVROM GOTESDINER (May 27, 1893-June 18, 1941)
            He was born in Kharlin, Galicia.  He was a leader of the Dat haavoda (Religion of labor) movement in Poland and a contributor to the religious Yiddish and Hebrew press.  His writings appeared in Hamizrachi (The Mizrachi), Der mizrakhi-veg (The Mizrachi way), and Varshe (Warsaw), among others.  He authored a pamphlet entitled Af eygene vegn (On one’s own pathways) (Warsaw, 1934).  He expressed in this pamphlet the principles of the Dat haavoda worldview and its doctrines concerning Jewish life.  His Hebraized named was Ovadyahu.  He died in Jerusalem.

Source: Sefer hashana lebiblyografya yehudit bepolanya (Yearbook of Jewish bibliography in Poland) (Warsaw, 1934).

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 125.]

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