Monday 12 December 2016


BEN-TSIEN YEDIDYE (March 11, 1884-February 15, 1956)
            He was born in Shedlets (Siedlce), Poland.  He attended yeshivas and later studied theatrical arts in Berlin.  In 1914 he made aliya to Israel.  He wrote mainly in Hebrew.  In Yiddish he published articles and essays on literature and art.  He translated into Hebrew a collection of stories by Avrom Reyzen (1947), Dovid Pinski’s dramas (1951), and other items.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Source: Getzel Kressel, Leksikon hasifrut haivrit (Handbook of Hebrew literature) (Merḥavya, 1967), vol. 2.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 298-99.

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