Monday 28 November 2016


RIVE YONISH (January 20, 1910-1983)
            She was born in Lune-Volye (Lune-Wolie), Grodno region, Poland.  She graduated from a Tsisho (Central Jewish School Organization) school in her town and from the Jewish humanist high school in Vilna.  In 1929 she emigrated to New York, where she graduated from the Jewish teachers’ seminary.  She published stories in: Tsukunft (Future) and Veker (Alarm) in New York; Foroys (Onward) in Mexico City; and Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv.  In book form: Gest (Guest) (New York: Tsiko, 1968), 164 pp., a “collection of recounted reportage pieces” (about her family and Israel).

Sources: Y. Emyot, in Forverts (New York) (September 22, 1968); Y. Zilberberg, in Kultur un lebn (New York) (January-February 1969).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 294-95.

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