Tuesday 28 February 2017


DAVID LUTSKI (May 5, 1910-July 2, 1992)
            He was born in Pinsk, Byelorussia.  He received both a Jewish and a general education.  He studied law and economics.  From 1933 he was living in Israel.  He was a leader in the pioneer and labor movement.  He began his journalistic activities in the Hebrew-language labor press: Shearim (Gates) and Hashilton hamekomi (The local government), among others.  From 1944 he wrote also in Yiddish.  He was secretary of the editorial board of Letste nayes (Latest news) and editor of Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper)—both in Tel Aviv.  He published articles, mainly about the Israeli economy.  In book form he published: Hashilton hamekomi beyisrael (Local government in Israel) (Tel Aviv, 1958), 91 pp.  He compiled and edited the collection of data in: Madrikh leinyene hashilton hamekomi beyisrael (Guide to matters involving local government in Israel), vols. A and B (Tel Aviv, 1959).  He also published under such pen names as: Ariml and D. Ben-Yehuda.  He was last working for the Tel Aviv magistracy.

Sources: Sefer hashana shel haitonaim (The annual of newspapers) (Tel Aviv, 1948/1949), p. 244; Meylekh Ravitsh, Mayn leksikon (My lexicon), vol. 3 (Montreal, 1958), p. 478.
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