Sunday 22 January 2017


SHIYE KATZ (b. 1885)
            He was born in Libave (Liepāja), Latvia.  He was a prominent religious Zionist leader, and at the same time well known as a follower of the Jewish Enlightenment and a Yiddishist.  He published poetry, primarily on themes of Israel, and translations of old Hebrew lyrics in Frimorgn (Morning) in Riga.  In book form: Shir hashirim, Shloymes lid fun di lider (Song of Songs: Solomon’s Song of Songs), translated in the form of a dialogue (Libave, 1932), 31 pp.  There has been no information about him since WWII.

Source: Information from Yudel Mark, New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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