Sunday 9 October 2016


SHOLEM TULBOVITSH (b. December 1889)
            He was born in Grive (Grīva), near Dvinsk (Daugavpils), in Latvia.  He studied in religious primary school and yeshivas, later in a Kiev high school, and later still completed the teachers’ pedagogical course in Grodno.  For a time he worked as a teacher in Lodz.  When WWI erupted, he moved to Kharkov, and later from 1919 until WWII he lived in Riga, Latvia, where he was a teacher of Hebrew language and literature in a local middle school.  He sent correspondence pieces from Dvinsk to Fraynd (Friend) in St. Petersburg in 1908, in which he later wrote about Jewish legends and Jewish history.  He also contributed to: Hazman (The times) in Vilna; Haynt (Today) in Warsaw; and Petrograder togblat (Petrograd daily newspaper); among others.  In the Riga-based daily Yiddish newspaper Dos folk (The people), he published articles (1920-1926) on the Apocrypha and on questions of pedagogy and literature.  Since WWI no information about has come to light.

Sources: M. Gerts, 25 yor yidishe prese in letland (25 years of the Yiddish press in Latvia) (Riga, 1933), p. 38; M. M. Bobe, in Yahadut latviya (Judaism in Latvia) (Tel Aviv, 1953), p. 153.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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