Thursday 22 September 2016


KHAYIM-YUDE KHAZAN (ḤAZAN) (1876-November 5, 1906)
            He was born in a town near Kovno, Lithuania.  He studied in religious primary school, yeshiva, and secular subjects through self-study.  In 1899 he moved to Warsaw.  He later played a leading role in the Zionist Socialists in Russia.  He published articles in his party press and in Fraynd (Friend) in St. Petersburg, Hatsfira (The siren) in Warsaw, and elsewhere.  He authored pamphlets in Yiddish and Hebrew, among them: Zangvil iber teritoryalizmus (Zangwill on territorialism) (Warsaw, 1906), 16 pp.; Konstitutsyon un teritoryalizmus (Constitution and territorialism), with a foreword and characterization by M. Ben-Yemini and a few words by Sh. Y. Yatskan (Warsaw: Medine, 1906), 38 pp.  He wrote the latter pamphlet on his sickbed, and it appeared in print several days after his death.  He died in Warsaw.

Source: T. Ben-Yemini and Sh. Y. Yatskan, forewords to Konstitutsyon un teritoryalizmus (Constitution and territorialism) (Warsaw, 1906), pp. 3-8.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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