YITSKHOK PRIBULSKI (ca. 1876-December 10, 1908)
He was born in Orle, Pinsk region, Byelorussia, into a rabbinical family. He studied with his father in the synagogue study chamber and later in the Vilna teachers’ seminary. Over the years 1898-1902, he lived in London, later working as a Hebrew teacher in Kuznitse (Kurenets) and Sukhovolye (Suchowola). He was an older friend of Perets Hirshbeyn on whom he exerted an influence in his life and writing. From 1894 he published Yiddish poetry in: Arbeter fraynd (Workers’ friend), Londoner id (London Jew), Romantsaytung (Fiction newspaper), Der telegraf (The telegraph), and Hatsfira (The siren) in Warsaw. In issues 6, 7, and 8 (1908) of Romantsaytung, he published his drama Kinder (Children) in three acts. He died in Suchowola.
Sources: Perets Hirshbeyn, Mayn kinder-yorn (My childhood years) (Warsaw, 1932), pp. 228-48, 263-68, 283-85; Perets Hirshbayn, In gang fun lebn (On the path of life) (New York: Tsiko, 1948), pp. 72-76, 170; Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 3 (New York, 1959), p. 1871.
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