Thursday 19 January 2017


AVROM-YANKEV KATS (KATZ) (b. December 28, 1906)
            He was born near Kobrin, Grodno district, Russian Poland.  He was an active leader in the Orthodox movement in Poland.  In 1934 he settled in Israel.  He was a deputy to the Knesset in the state of Israel and secretary of the city administration in Haifa.  He was a member of the world union of Agudat Yisrael and Poale Agudat-Yisrael (Workers of Agudat Yisrael).  Until his departure from Poland, he published articles, biographies of Jewish personalities, and feature pieces in: Der yud (The Jew), Dos yudishe togblat (The Jewish daily newspaper), and Ortodoksishe yugend-bleter (Orthodox youth sheets)—in Warsaw; Beys-yankev zhurnal (Beys Yankev journal) and Der yudisher arbayter (The Jewish worker)—in Lodz; and Dos vort (The word) in Vilna; among others.  He was a member of the editorial board of the Orthodox daily Shaarim (Gates).  He contributed as well to: Haderekh (The road), Atid (Future), and other serials in Tel Aviv.  He was last living in Haifa.

Source: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 7 (Tel Aviv, 1956), p. 2840.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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