AVROM-MENAKHEM HOLTSMAN (b. May 1, 1889)
He was born in a village near Radzymin, close to Warsaw, Poland. He studied in the yeshivas of Makove (Makow), Lomzhe (Łomża), Slobodka, and Volozhin, receiving rabbinic ordination. He came to the United States in 1907, and for a time he was employed as a traveling agent for Dos yudishe folk (The Jewish people). He was also general-secretary and representative for the Telz Yeshiva in New York. He began publishing on Jewish and general issues for Veg (Way) in Warsaw (1908), and from that point he contributed to: Yudishe velt (Jewish world), Tageblat (Daily newspaper), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Tog (Day), Varhayt (Truth), and Der groyser kundes (The great prankster)—in New York; Shikager kuryer (Chicago courier); and Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal, among others. He also edited a weekly newspaper in Minneapolis, 1921-1922. From time to time he wrote an article entitled “Lekoved yontef” (In honor of the holiday) for Morgn-zhurnal. He also published under the names “Dr. Avrom Menakhem and A. M-n, among others. He was living in New York.
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