Tuesday 18 April 2017


YUDE LIS (October 21, 1908-November 17, 1967)
            He was born in Grayeve (Grajewo), near Bialystok, Russian Poland.  In his youth he moved to Bialystok, where he studied in a Hebrew high school and joined the Zionist movement.  He later moved on to Warsaw, and there worked for the Jewish National Fund.  In 1939 he made aliya to Israel.  He published poetry in Dos naye lebn (The new life) and Undzer lebn (Our life) over the years 1920-1939 in Bialystok.  He also contributed to: Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves), Haynt (Today), and Folk un tsien (People and Zion) in Warsaw.  He published in both Yiddish and Hebrew the poem Likui haḥama (The solar system).  In the 1930s he published in Undzer lebn a novel entitled Der tog-bukh fun yirmiyahu khamsin (The diary of Jeremiah Khamsin).  He was director of the community and press division of the Jewish National Fund in Jerusalem.

Sources: Dos naye lebn (Bialystok), jubilee issue (1919-1929); Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (Bialystok, 1935); Literarishe bleter (Warsaw) (September 23, 1936); Undzer lebn (Bialystok) (February 4, 1938); Lebns-fragn (Tel Aviv) (March 1955); Miyomi (Israel, 1955), p. 266.
Yankev Kahan

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