Monday 22 February 2016


TUVYE HOROVITS (ca. 1892-1941)
            He was born in Madene, Galicia, into a rabbinic family which drew its pedigree from the Dzhikover rabbinic dynasty.  Until WWII he was a rabbi in Sonik (Sanok), one of the ideologues of the Orthodox movement in Poland, also a founder of the Beys-Yankev school movement for girls (with Yiddish as the language of instruction).  He wrote in both Yiddish and Hebrew and contributed pieces to the Orthodox press in Poland, including: Der yud (The Jew), Dos yudishe togblat (The Jewish daily newspaper), and Ortodoksishe yugnt-bleter (Leaves for Orthodox youth)—in Warsaw; Beys-yankev (House of Jacob) in Lodz; Unzer veg (Our way) in Shedlets (Siedlce); and to the Hebrew periodicals, Deglanu (Our banner) and Darkenu (Our path), among others—in Warsaw.  Among his books: Vos vet fort zayn mit di kneses yisroel? (What shall become after all of the Jewish people?) (Warsaw, 1926), 17, 32 pp.  Until the start of the Russo-German war in June 1941, he was in Sonik.  When the Germans approached his town, he fled to Rimanov, and there he and his entire family were murdered by the Germans.

Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928); information from R. Meyer Shvartsman, Winnipeg, Canada.

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