Thursday 23 March 2017


            A relative of Menakhem-Nokhum Litinski, he was born in Mohilev (Mogilev), Byelorussia.  He studied in religious primary school and in synagogue study hall.  He went on to work as an elementary school teacher in Minsk and Berdichev.  In 1905 he made his way to the United States.  He worked there as a primary school teacher, a peddler, and the director of a Talmud Torah, but he did not prosper and returned to Russia.  He authored a number of pamphlets, such as: Der krizis oder di tsen bank bilyetn (The crisis or the ten bank tickets), “a story of contemporary bad times” (Berdichev, 1905), 12 pp.; Dos bisel yudishkeyt in amerike (The bit of Jewishness in America) (Berdichev: Kh. Y. Sheftil, 1908), 24 pp.; Reshkhoydesh tamuz far meshugoim (First of Tamuz for lunatics), “a humorous sketch with songs in text (the poor man and the rich man)” (Berdichev, 1908), 32 pp.

Source: Dr. Y. Rivkind, Yidishe gelt (Jewish money) (New York, 1959), see index.
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