Tuesday 29 March 2016


            He was born in Germany.  In the latter half of the nineteenth century, he moved to London where he was employed as a Hebrew and German teacher.  He was active in the Ḥibat-Tsiyon (Love of Zion) movement and cofounder of a Ḥibat-Tsiyon Association.  In the early 1890s he moved to the United States and disappeared from Jewish community life.  He was editor of the Yiddish-language weekly newspaper Hamitspe (The watchtower) which appeared in London for several weeks (the first issue was published on June 10, 1887).  He filled out the entire newspaper practically all by himself.  Its language was Germanized Yiddish, but free of Anglicisms.  Also carried in the newspaper were translations of current Hebrew poetry, signed: E. I. Kh.—the initials of Froym Ish-Kishor.

Source: E. R. Malachi, in Shikago (Chicago) (August 1933).

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