Sunday 25 September 2016


YANKEV KHARASH (1846-July 25, 1870)
            He graduated from rabbinical school in Zhitomir.  Together with Uri Kovner, Avrom Harkavy, and others he took part in a polemic which was carried on in the mid-1860s in the Hebrew-language press against the representatives of the older generation of writers of the Jewish Enlightenment with A. B. Gotlober first and foremost.  He wrote (sometimes using the pseudonym “Khet”) articles and stories in Hebrew in Hamelits (The advocate) and in Yiddish for Kol mevaser (Herald).  He died in Odessa where he was a student at the “New Russian University.”

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1.

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