Thursday 24 November 2016


            He was born in Vilna. He worked as a private Hebrew and Russian teacher.  He published in Vilna in the 1870s and 1880s a variety of pamphlets, originals and translations from Russian, such as: Der held yermak mit di royber (Yermak the hero and the robbers), in two parts (Vilna, 1874), 63 pp.—“This is a wonderful, beautiful story of the great hero Yermak who in the year 1580 conquered Siberia under Russian authority, translated from Russian by Bekhaye” [Yankev Yisroel Khurim].

Sources: Dr. Y. Shatski, Kultur-geshikhte fun der haskole in lite (Cultural history of the Enlightenment in Lithuania) (Buenos Aires, 1950), pp. 97, 135; materials from the library of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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