YITSKHOK (YITSḤAK) YERUSHALMI (b. February 1907)
He was born in Konstantin (Konstantynów), Poland. He studied in religious primary school, yeshiva, and later in a secular high school. From 1934 he was living in the land of Israel. He was a member of the Hagana. From 1930 he was contributing poetry to: Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) and Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper) in Lodz; Der veg (The way) in Mexico City; Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; and Letste nayes (Latest news) and Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Tel Aviv. A number of his poems with his own musical compositions were sung as songs: Exodus, Israel, and Jerusalem, among others. He also wrote under the pen name of Yeroz. His books include: Mayn rekhoyves (My Rehovot) (Tel Aviv, 1969), 60 pp.; Zeks milyon—zeks teg, lider zamlung (Six million, six days, poetry collection) (Tel Aviv, 1970), 101 pp.
Sources: Khayim Leyb Fuks, Lodzh shel mayle, dos yidishe gaystike un derhoybene lodzh (Lodz on high, the Jewish spiritual and elevated Lodz) (Tel Aviv, 1972), p. 123; Ts. Shtok, in Bnei yidish (New York) (Nisan-Iyar [= April-May], 1973).
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 307.
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