Sunday 20 September 2015


            He lived in Bialystok.  He was a Hebrew teacher and a follower of the Jewish Enlightenment, knowledgeable in Tanakh, a Hebrew grammarian, a community leader, and a popular speaker.  He worked on behalf of Jewish education, and he would appear in public for Friday evening gatherings in Bialystok.  He published Otsar beurim (A treasury of commentaries), “drawn from various commentators on the Tanakh” (Lomzhe, 1913), 169 pp.  In Yiddish, he wrote a pamphlet on Hebrew grammar, Der kliger khaver un ratgeber in lebn (The wise friend and counsellor in life), in two parts (Bialystok, 1936), 64 pp.; and Der sharshziniker khaver (The spirited friend), 400 spirited phrases for all sorts of people (Bialystok, 1938), 64 pp.  He was killed by the Germans in the Bialystok ghetto.

Sources: A. Sh. Hershberg, Pinkes byalistok (Records of Bialystok), vol. 1 (New York, 1949); Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (Bialystok, 1935).

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