Tuesday 14 March 2017


            He lived in Kiev, Ukraine.  Until the Bolshevik Revolution, he was a leader in the Zionist youth organization “Et livnot” (A time to build).  He served on the Kiev Jewish community council.  He published articles in: Petrograder togblat (Petrograd daily newspaper).  He authored the pamphlets: Et livnot, tsum folk (A time to build, for the people), 8 pp.; Hertsl, unzer lehrer un fihrer (Herzl, our teacher and leader), 14 pp.; Unzer natsyonale zelbst-farvaltung (Our national self-determination), part 1 “Ihre formen un kharakter” (Its forms and character), 24 pp., part 2 “Di politik fun der kehile” (The politics of the Jewish community), 35 pp.—all published in Kiev by Folksbiblyotek (People’s library) in 1917.  He was supposed to have left for Israel in the mid-1920s.  Other details about him remain unknown.

Sources: Z. Ratner and Y. Kvitni, Dos yidishe bukh in f.s.s.r. in di yorn 1917-1921 (The Yiddish book in the USSR for the years 1917-1921) (Kiev, 1930), pp. 33-35; Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), p. 84; information from A. Alpern in New York.
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