Friday 3 July 2015


FILIP (PHILIP) GORDON (1858-January 13, 1921)
            He was born in Nayshtat (Novoe Mesto), Vladislavov, Suwalki region.  At age twenty, he left for Sweden where he spent the majority of his life and was active as a missionary.  In 1901 he came to Leipzig, where he became a member of the editorial board of the missionary monthly Bris am (Covenant of the people) in Yiddish.  He later published the same periodical in Cracow, Budapest, Jassy (Iași), and finally in Stockholm, Sweden.  Aside from a number of books in Swedish, he published in Yiddish an anthology entitled Kol mevaser (Herald), “poems to uphold, instruct, and console” (Stockholm, 1915), 107 pp., in three parts: (1) “popular poems”; (2) “holidays”; and (3) “biblical motifs.”  These were light verses in a pure Yiddish, but with Christian tendencies.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1.

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