Sunday 29 April 2018


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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