Monday 31 August 2015



            He was born in Baligród, western Galicia, into a pious, Hassidic family.  He received a traditional Jewish education.  During the years of WWI, he lived in Prague and there studied secular subjects.  In 1920 he emigrated to the United States and studied in the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and the “Beis Medrash leRabbonim” where he received ordination into the rabbinate.  He served as secretary of the religious youth organization “Baḥure ḥemed” (Fine young men) and “Tseire agudat yisrael” (Agudat yisrael youth), and for a time their manager.  From 1925 he was a contributor to virtually all Orthodox periodicals in Yiddish and Hebrew in many countries, such as: Idishe togblat (Jewish daily newspaper) in Warsaw and Dos vort (The word) in Vilna.  He was regular contributor to Kol yisrael (Voice of Israel) in Jerusalem, Idishe vokhntsaytung (Jewish weekly newspaper) in London, and Ortodoksishe tribune (Orthodox tribune) and Dos idishe vort (The Jewish word) in New York, in which he published articles and treatises on historical issues and biographies of personalities in the Hassidic world, among other things.  He was living in New York.

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