Monday 15 October 2018


KHAYIM FEYGIN (January 25, 1890)
            He was born in Klimovitsi (Klimavichy), Mohilev district, Byelorussia.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva.  In 1914 he graduated from the St. Petersburg Agronomical Institute.  In 1916 he left for Denmark where he worked in a milk cooperative.  He returned to St. Petersburg after the February Revolution.  From his youth, he was involved in various Zionist activities, and he belonged to the Labor Zionists.  In 1920 he was appointed leader of the agricultural division of ORT (Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades) for Northwest Russia.  In 1923 he made aliya to the land of Israel.  For a time he worked at Maariv near Petaḥ Tikva and at Mikve Yisrael.  In 1928 he was sent by ORT to Romania, where he was active in all wings of Jewish agriculture and at the same time was in charge of the Labor Zionists.  He contributed to Yiddish newspapers in Bessarabia, among them: Farn folk (For the people), the Zionist organ out of Minsk (1920), Unzer tsayt (Our time), Dos kooperative vort (The cooperative word), Hasade (The field), and similar Yiddish and Hebrew periodicals.  He was last living in the state of Israel.

Source: David Tidhar, Entsiklopedyah lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 3 (Tel Aviv, 1949), pp. 1144-45.
Yankev Kahan

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