Thursday 28 January 2016


YISHAYE-SHIMEN GLAZER (January 21, 1876-May 22, 1938)
            He was born in Erzvilik (Eržvilkas), Lithuania.  At age twenty-one he received rabbinic ordination, and thereafter moved to the United States.  Over the years 1905-1919, he was rabbi of Quebec.  From 1905 he published articles on issues in education and general Jewish matters in R. Breinin’s Der veg (The way) in Montreal, Idishe zhurnal (Jewish journal) in Toronto, and Dos yidishe vort (The Jewish word) in Winnipeg.  He was co-editor of the weekly newspaper Der idishe shtern (The Jewish star) in Montreal (1907) and editor of Di idishe velt (The Jewish world) in Montreal (1912).  He later began writing in English.  Among his pen names: Zerubavel and Elyel.  He died in New York.

Source: Kh. L. Fuks, Hundert yor yidishe un hebreishe literatur in kanade (A century of Yiddish and Hebrew literature in Canada) (Montreal, 1980).

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

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