Monday 30 November 2015


ARYE DISENTSHIK-SINI (ARYEH DISSENTSHIK) (December 13, 1907-August 15, 1978)
            He was born in Riga, Latvia, into a Zionist family.  He received both a Jewish and a secular education.  He later graduated as a doctor of medicine.  Until 1934 he lived in Riga, where he served as one of the leaders of the Revisionist movement, of the Hebrew school curriculum, and of a number of Jewish community institutions.  From 1934 he was living in Israel.  For a long time he practiced as an eye doctor.  He first published current events articles in Dos folk (The people) in Riga.  Later he was one of the co-editors of the Revisionist afternoon newspaper Ovent post (Evening mail).  In Israel he published in various outlets, mainly in the Tel Aviv daily Maariv (Evening).  He served as co-editor of the Revisionist daily newspaper Hayarden (The garden), 1935-1936, and Haboker (This morning), 1936-1948.  Following the death of Dr. Azriel Carlebach, he assumed the position of chief editor.  He died in Tel Aviv

Sources: M. Gerts, 25 yor yidishe prese in letland (25 years of the Yiddish press in Latvia) (Riga, 1933); M. Bobe, Yahadut latviya (Jews of Latvia) (Tel Aviv, 1953), see index; Sefer hashana shel haitonaim (The annual of newspapers) (Tel Aviv, 1951); Heymish (Tel Aviv) (February 1958).

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 198.]

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