Thursday 28 January 2016


SHIMSHEN GLAZMAN (SAMUEL GLASSMAN) (May 27, 1900-October 1, 1986)
            He was born in Baranovke (Baranovka), Volhynia.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva.  In 1919 he was a teacher in a “cheder metukan” (improved religious elementary school) in Kovno.  He graduated in 1924 from the Jewish teachers’ seminary in New York, and from 1928 he was working as a teacher in Jewish schools.  He contributed with Itshe Libman to Oyfgang (Afresh).  His books include: Megiles fun yam hamelekh (Scrolls from the Dead Sea) (New York: IKUF, 1965), 384 pp.  He also brought out an English-language book on the subject of anti-Semitism: Epic of Survival: Twenty-Five Centuries of Anti-Semitism (New York, 1980), 439 pp.  He was living until his death in Miami Beach.  “With considerable knowledge and proficiency,” noted B. Grin, “the author explains the essence and substance of the discovered scrolls….  He emphasizes the light that they throw on the origins of Christianity, on an eclipsed though extremely important period in Jewish and general history.”

Title page of Miegiles fun yam hamelekh

Source: B. Grin, in Morgn frayhayt (New York) (October 24, 1981).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 159.

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