YANKEV GERSHTEYNHe was a rabbi in Brooklyn, an orator and a teacher in Talmud Torahs. He was the son of Elkhonan Dov, who was descended from a great Polish Jewish pedigree (from the Apter rebbe to the Besht [Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hassidism]). He was the author of the religious text Likute shoshanim (Collection of lilies) (Brooklyn, 1923), 43 pp., and of a number of booklets in Yiddish: Gemore in gramen, oyf masekhes bove kame (Gemara in verse, on tractate Bava Kamma) (Brooklyn, 1932), 8 pp.; Megiles ester in gramen (The scroll of Esther in verse) (Brooklyn, 1934), 3 pp. And, in Hebrew and Yiddish (undated): Hagada haḥadasha shel pesaḥ, nusaḥ amerika venusaḥ dekhol haartsot shemeavar hayam (New Haggada for Passover, in the style of the United States and of all the lands across the sea) (New York), 6 pp.