Sunday 22 May 2016


DOVID-TSVI VAYNSHTEYN (b. January 12, 1884)
            He was born in the Jewish colony of Vertizhen, Bessarabia.  He studied with the rabbi of the colony and in the yeshivas of Kishinev, Karsun, and Uman.  He became a merchant.  In 1905 he left for Galicia, where he administered Hebrew schools.  In Sanok he contributed to Folksfraynd (Friend of the people) of Adelbert Shenbakh.  In also wrote for: Togblat (Daily newspaper) in Lemberg; Tog (Day) and Yudisher ilustrirter tsaytung (Jewish illustrated newspaper) of Yone Krepl in Cracow; Haivri (The Jew); and Hamitspe (The watchtower).  After WWI broke out, he left for Vienna, where in 1920 he edited the Hebrew biweekly Hamenora (The menorah).  He also published a booklet entitled Siḥun (Conversation book) with German, English, and Hungarian footnotes for Hebrew expressions.  He served as secretary for the Hebrew teachers’ association in Austria.  Subsequent information remains unknown.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1.

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