Friday 3 November 2017


            He came from Poltava, Ukraine.  In the early twentieth century, he came to the United States.  He knew New York’s [Lower] East Side well, and for many years he ran a “consultation center for vegetarian food” and campaigned for living according to the general rules of nature.  He was called the “nature doctor.”  He published articles in: Unzer gezund (Our health) (from 1909), Yidishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper), Dos ratsyonele lebn (The rational life), Der vegetaryer (The vegetarian), and Fraye arbeter-shtime (Free voice of labor), among others—in New York and California.  In book form: Gezunt un shpayz, an obhandlung ṿegen gezunt entviklung un gezunte natirlikhe nahrung, nokh di letste nayeste visenshaftlikhe metoden (Health and food, a treatment of healthy development and healthy natural nourishment, following the latest scientific methods) (New York, 1926), 193 + 4 pp.; with his wife Shifre Mishulov, Vegetarisher kokh-bukh, ratsyonale nahrung, a bukh vi azoy tsuzamenshtelen un balansiren natirlikhe vegetarishe shpayzen (Vegetarian Cook Book, rational eating, a book for how to assemble and balance natural, vegetarian foods) (New York, 1926), 213 + 14 pp.  He died in a town near New York.

Sources: Dr. B. Dubovski, in Morgn-zhurnal (New York) (August 4, 1927); Dr. B. Liber, in Frayhayt (New York) (October 30, 1927); Dr. Ida Badanes, in Der tog (New York) (January 2, 1928); Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; information from Louis Kener in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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