Thursday 19 July 2018


            He was born in the Lithuanian town of Lyubitsh (Lyubichy), Novogrodok Province, to devout, well-off parents.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshiva in the town, and later Rameyle’s yeshiva in Vilna.  Later still, he traveled to Grodno, where he received ordination into the rabbinate.  He then moved to New York and worked in the tailoring business, had an unsuccessful factory making mattresses, and peddled fruit.  He then returned to Vilna from America.  Because of war in 1914, he made his way to Berlin.  After the Bolshevik Revolution, he left for Kiev.  He lived for the most part in Rovno, as well as in Praga and Warsaw.  His published books include: Bleter zikhroynes (Pages of memoirs), in five separate volumes (Warsaw: Aisefer, n.d.): (1) Tsvishn eygene un fremde (Between one’s own and others), 259 pp.; (2) Arbet un lebn (Work and life), 287 pp.; (3) Veltkrig un revolutsye (World war and revolution), 281 pp.; (4) Afn shvel fun toyt (At the threshold of death), 276 pp.; and (5) Ayngeshlosene flamen (Consuming flames), 231 pp.

Source: Shmuel Niger, in Tsukunft (New York) (November 1933).
Leyb Vaserman

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