Wednesday 19 October 2016


YITSKHOK TAYERSHTEYN (b. January 10, 1891)
            He was born in Zamość, Lublin district, Poland.  His father was the rabbi of Pyusk (Piaski) and the author of a religious text Ateret tsvi (The crown of tsvi).  His son studied in religious primary school, with his father, in the Lublin synagogue study hall, and later at the Brisk (Brest) yeshiva where he received ordination into the rabbinate.  He was an itinerant preacher who traveled about with sermons through the Jewish towns of Poland and later was a merchant in Warsaw.  In 1925 he published serially in Radyo (Radio) and Varshever ekspres (Warsaw express) chapters of his book, Gepokt un gemozlt, 20 yor na venad (Smallpox and measles [implying: seen it all, had lots of troubles], twenty years of wandering) (Warsaw: A. Gitlin, 1929?), 336 pp.  Further information about him remains unknown.

Source: Zalmen reyzen-arkhiv (Zalmen Reyzen archive) (New York, YIVO).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 282.]

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