Wednesday 20 December 2017


            He was born in Bialystok.  He graduated from Druskin’s high school, before going on to study at Vilna and Warsaw Universities; he studied as well at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies.  He was a Zionist activist in Bialystok.  He was a member of the executive of the local Zionist organization and a member of All-Polish party council.  He was a follower of Yitskhok Grinboym and a member of Al hamishmar (On guard).  He was as well one of the leaders of the Zionist academic youth in Poland.  He published articles in the student magazines: Tsienistishe bleter (Zionist leaves) and Der veg (The pathway) in Warsaw; and Dos naye leben (The new life) in Bialystok (1930).  In book form: Tsu der geshikhte fun der yidisher agents un ir farbreyterung (On the history of the Jewish Agency and its extension), with a preface by Y. Grinboym (Warsaw: Al hamishmar, 1930).  In 1940 he settled in Tel Aviv, where he worked as a lawyer.  He contributed to Pesakim (Judgments), organ of the Histadrut in the state of Israel.  He wrote articles on juridical matters.  He published books on income tax.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: Literarishe bleter (Warsaw) (May 9, 1930); Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (Bialystok, 1935); Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (April 1955); Miyeme (Israel) (1955), p. 303.
Yankev Kahan

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