Sunday 27 November 2016


EZRIEL YANOVER (December 26, 1875-January 31, 1938)
            He was born in Tshemirovits (Chemerivtsi), Ukraine.  He studied in religious primary school and in a small Hassidic conventicle.  In 1895 he left for Bessarabia and worked initially as a teacher in a village and later in Chotin (Hotin), where he was active in the Jewish Culture League and for a time was a member of the Jewish community council.  He published poems and articles in: Dos naye lebn (The new life), Dos vort (The word), and Unzer tsayt (Our time) in Czernowitz; and Oyfgang (Arise) (1933-1936) and Marmoresher bleter (Marmației leaves) in Sighet-Marmației; and elsewhere.  His play, Di geshterte libe (The hindered love), was staged in Chotin under his own direction.  He died in Chotin.  He left in manuscript a volume of poetry and several one-act plays.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; Z. Kirshner, in Unzer tsayt (Czernowitz) (February 2, 1938).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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