Wednesday 9 November 2016


            He was born in Bialystok.  He studied in religious primary schools and secular subjects privately.  He was active in the general Zionist movement.  He served as secretary of TOZ (Towarzystwo Ochrony Zdrowia [Society for the protection of health]) in Bialystok.  On several occasions he was selected to join Bialystok Jewish literary circles.  He published poetry and novellas in Undzer lebn (Our life) and the jubilee issues of Naye lebn (New life), among other Bialystok publications.  He belonged to the younger literary group in Bialystok.

Sources: Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (Bialystok, 1935); jubilee issue of Naye lebn (Bialystok) (April 4, 1929); Byalistoker almanakh (Bialystok almanac) (Bialystok, 1931); Undzer lebn (Bialystok) (April 29, 1938); Byalistoker album (Bialystok album) (New York, 1951).
Yankev Kahan

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