Tuesday 18 August 2015


ZELIK GLAZ (1912-1942)
            He was born in Gluboke, Byelorussia, into a family of Lyubavitsher Hassidim.  He studied in the yeshiva of the Khofets Khayim (Chafetz Chaim) in Radun’, later in the Lyubavitsher yeshiva in Otvotsk, near Warsaw.  He was an active leader among the Poale agudat yisrael (Agudat Israel Workers) in Poland.  He published sketches, current events articles, stories, and essays in the Orthodox newspaper Dos vort (The word) in Vilna, later contributing to Di yidishe arbeter-shtime (The voice of Jewish laborers) in Lodz, in which he published miniatures on social motifs.  When the Nazi took Otvotsk, he escaped to Vilna, and there he died.

Source: Antologye fun religyezer lider un dertseylungen (Anthology of religious poetry and stories) (New York, 1955), pp. 552-61.

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