Sunday 11 February 2018


SHMUEL SAVITSKI (December 20, 1896-July 15, 1970)
            He was born in Slonim, Byelorussia.  In his youth he made his way with his parents to Argentina.  He lived in the Jewish colony of Mozesville, where he studied in a Jewish public school.  From 1907 he was living in the land of Israel.  For a time he was a pupil in Rav Kook’s yeshiva.  He was active in Jewish community life in Jaffa and in Tel Aviv.  He published articles on Hebrew literature in Dos yudishe folk (The Jewish people).  He was a correspondent from Israel to Yudishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper) in New York.  He contributed articles as well to: Dos idishe vort (The Jewish word) in Winnipeg; Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; Der idisher zhurnal (The Jewish journal) in Toronto; and elsewhere.  He also used the pseudonym: Sh. Arnun.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 11 (Tel Aviv, 1961), pp. 3872-73; information from Sh. Ernst in Tel Aviv.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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