DOVID-SHRAGE (DAVID) TELZNER (b. October 1908)
He was born in Marienhof, near Riga, Latvia. He studied in the “Tora vederekh erets” school and later in a yeshiva in Riga. He was one of the founders of “Tseire mizraḥi” (Mizrachi youth) in Riga. In 1929 he moved to the United States. He was an active leader with “Hapoel hamizraḥi” (Mizrachi workers [religious labor party]) in New York. He published articles on Jewish religious and educational matters in: Forverts (Forward), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Tog (Day), and Tog-morgn-zhurnal (Day-morning journal) in New York; Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in London; Meksikaner yidishe tsaytung (Mexican Jewish newspaper) in Mexico City; and Der veg (The way) in Paris; among others. He was for many years the American correspondent for Hatsofe (The spectator) in Jerusalem. He was the cofounder of the Hapoel hamizraḥi journal Jewish Horizon in New York and the author of the English-language pamphlet concerning the ideology of Hapoel hamizraḥi: Pattern of Revival: The Religious Labor Zionist Organization (Hapoel Hamizrachi), What It Is and What It Has Achieved (New York, 1947), 32 pp. From 1945 he was rabbi of Congregation Tiferet Eliezer in New York, and from 1955 the administrative assistant to the culture department of the Jewish Agency. In 1961 he co-edited in Jerusalem Sefer yovel likhvod dr shimon federbush (Jubilee volume honoring Dr. Shimon Federbush), in which he wrote an essay on the honoree.
Source: Elye Shulman, in Folk un velt (New York) (June-July 1961).
Khayim Leyb Fuks
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