Monday 12 October 2015


MIRIAM GRINBERG (b. January 18, 1893)
            She was born in Baslov, Kiev region, Ukraine, into a family of merchants who were scholars and followers of the Jewish Enlightenment.  She studied in religious elementary school until age twelve.  With pogroms raging in Russia in 1905, she emigrated to the United States and lived in New York and in Philadelphia.  She married at age sixteen.  She was active in community and cultural activities, primarily concerning Jewish schools.  In 1931 she began her journalistic work with a series of articles concerning life in Israel, which she had visited the previous year, for Di idishe velt (The Jewish world) in Philadelphia.  She later became a regular contributor there, and she published articles on women’s issues in America, travel descriptions, and sketches.  She also contributed to Di idishe velt in Cleveland, Idisher kuryer (Jewish courier) in Chicago, Idisher rekord (Jewish record) in St. Louis, and Idisher zhurnal (Jewish journal) in Toronto, as well as in the Yiddish newspapers in Argentina and other countries.

Source: Zalmen reyzen arkhiv (Zalmen Reyzen archive) (New York: YIVO).

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