AVROM-YANKEV SLUTSKI (March 11, 1861-1911)
He was born in Novgorod-Seversk, Volhynia. He studied in the Mstislav yeshiva under Ben-Tsien Dubnov. From 1882 he was writing articles for Razsvet (Dawn), Hamagid (The preacher), and Yudishes folks-blat (Jewish people’s newspaper). He was one of the most devoted “Lovers of Zion.” For a time he was a co-editor of Hamelits (The advocate). He later was one of the founders of Mizrachi. According to Sefer zikaron (Remembrance volume) of 1895, he had prepared a Yiddish collection for publication. He died, together with his wife, during a pogrom in Novgorod-Seversk.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2, with a bibliography.
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