Monday 11 December 2017


            He was born in Troyanov, Volhynia district, Ukraine.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshivas in Zvihil (Novohrad-Volynskyy), and he studied as well with private teachers and tutors.  In 1908 he became a Hebrew teacher and was active in the Zionist movement in the community.  From 1926 he was living in Canada.  He taught in Talmud-Torahs in Niagara Falls, Edmonton, and Toronto.  He published stories in Y. Kh. Tavyov’s Haḥaver (The friend) in Vilna (1905), later in Levner’s Haperaḥim (The fruits) (Lugansk, 1906-1907), in which he published as well translations from Russian.  From 1926 he placed work in: Tog (Day), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), and Der amerikaner (The American) in New York; Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; Der idisher zhurnal (The Jewish journal) and Keneder nayes (Canadian news) in Toronto; and Dos idishe vort (The Jewish word) in Winnipeg; among others.  In 1945 he won a prize from Morgn-zhurnal in New York for his story “Di troyanover kdoyshim” (The martyrs of Troyanov), in which he described the Zhitomir pogrom of 1905.  He contributed portraits and memoirs to Sefer zvihil (Volume for Zvihil), in both Hebrew and Yiddish (Tel Aviv, 1962).  He also wrote for Hadoar (The mail) in New York.  He was last living in Toronto, Canada.  He served as secretary for the local Mizrachi organization.  His son, BENJAMIN NOBLEMAN, was a contributor to the English-language Jewish Standard in Toronto.

Source: Rabbi M. Shvartsman, in Der idisher zhurnal (Toronto) (October 23, 1964).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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