Monday 18 September 2017


            He was born in Dvinsk (Daugavpils), Latvia, the son of Shiye Mezakh.  In 1891 he made his way to England and in 1893 from there to the United States.  He settled in Philadelphia.  He wrote pieces for: Yudisher folksblat (Jewish people’s newspaper) in St. Petersburg; Shulames (Shulamit) in London (1894); and Folks-advokat (People advocate) in New York.  In Philadelphia he edited the newspaper Di folksshtime (The voice of the people) (1905-1907).  In book form, among others, he published a translation of a work by Herzberg Fränkel: Der nayer bal-tshuve (The new penitent), “(A scene from Jewish life / In place of a novel),” with a preface by Shiye Mezakh (Lublin: Avrom Feder, 1897), 16 pp.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2.

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