Wednesday 9 November 2016


            He was born in Orle (Orla, Orli), near Bialystok, Russian Poland.  The son of a rabbi, he studied in religious elementary schools, in the Volozhin Yeshiva, as well as secular subject matter.  From the yeshiva he sent correspondence pieces to: Hamelits (The advocate), Hatsfira (The siren), and Hazman (The time).  He contributed as well to Russian newspapers.  In 1913 he published Yiddish poems in Byalistoker vort (Bialystok word), and he was for many year a contributor to Dos naye lebn (The new life) in Bialystok.  He was a leader of Tarbut and of the Zionist organization in Gonyondz (Goniądz), near Bialystok.  He was murdered by the Nazis during WWII.

Sources: Byalistoker almanakh (Bialystok almanac) (Bialystok, 1931); Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (Bialystok 1935).
Yankev Kahan

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