Wednesday, 9 August 2017


            He was born in Proskurov, Russia.  He graduated from the Moscow Juridical Institute and the Gorky Institute of Literature.  He worked as a jurist and published two books and a number of articles in Russian on scholarly legal issues, economic themes, as well as literary research pieces.  He began writing literary critical articles in the 1960s for Sovetish heymland (Soviet homeland) with compelling work on Yiddish and Hebrew writers, both new authors and the classical works.  In Yiddish: Shrayber un verk (Writers and work) (Moscow: Sovetski pisdatel, 1985), 63 pp., a supplement to Sovetish heymland, no. 4.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 366-67; Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), p. 228.

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