NEKHAME YANITSH (NECHAMA YANICH) (b. May 15, 1898)
She was born in Navaredok (Novogrudok), Poland. In 1914 she moved to Glasgow, Great Britain. For several years she lived in London, and in 1920 she settled in Detroit. She worked there as a teacher of languages and of Tanakh. In 1956 she moved to Florida, and in 1970 she made aliya to Israel. From time to time, she published poems in a popular style in: Tog (Day), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Forverts (Forward), and Idisher kemfer (Jew fighter)—in New York. In book form: Mayn veltl (My little world) (Jerusalem, 1973), 111 pp. Her poem “Mayn tfile” (My prayer) became very popular through Sidor Belarsky’s singing. She was last living in Jerusalem.
Source: Reported by Yanitsh’s daughter, Hadasah Plaut in Jerusalem.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 294.