Friday 10 November 2017


            Pseudonym of Meshi Zahav, a follower of the Satmar Hassidic sect.  He lived in Jerusalem and was the author of Momentn fun fartsveyflung, shpanende historishe ertseylung (Moments of despair, an exciting historical story) (Jerusalem, 1975/1976), 182 pp.; Ehrlikhkeyt un tmimes, shpanende ertseylung (Virtue and naïveté, an exciting story) (Jerusalem: Oytser fun yidishkeyt, 1976/1977), 119 pp.; Iber vegn un yamen, shpanende ertseylung (Over roads and seas, an exciting story) (New York, 1976/1977), 119 pp.; Muter un tokhter, shpanende ertseylung (Mother and daughter, an exciting story) (New York, 1977), 120 pp.; Di goldene matbeye, shpanende ertseylung (The golden coin, an exciting story) (New York: Oytser fun idishkeyt, 1977/1978), 120 pp.; Dos lebn un virkn fun tsadek un kodesh der khoze fun lublin (The life and influence of the sage and holy man, the seer of Lublin) (Brooklyn: Oytser fun idishekeyt, 1977/1978); Masa habedats, di historishe rayze fun dem beys din hagodl fun yerusholaim iber amerike un eyrope, der umfargeslikher kaboles ponem un der maymad kidesh hashem bay der groyser atseres in nyu york (The voyage of the Bedats, the historical trip of the great rabbinical court in Jerusalem through America and Europe, the unforgettable reception and the circumstances of the martyrdom of the great assembly in New York) (Brooklyn, 1980), 297 pp.; with Naftole Tsvi, Yontef ertseylungen (Holiday stories) (New York, 1980), 3 vols., adapted for Yiddish.  He edited Yoysef Shaynberger, Fargangene veltn (Worlds past) (Jerusalem, 1980), 2 vols.; and his Der fayerdiger zayl (The fiery pillar) (New York, 1976/1977), 304 pp.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 377-78.

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