Tuesday 23 October 2018


S. FINESTONE (b. April 15, 1888)
            He was born in Lide (Lida), Vilna district, Lithuania, to a father who worked as a scribe.  In 1902 he came to the United States, where he worked as a tailor, an employee in a business, a scribe, and a teacher as well.  He graduated in chemistry from Syracuse University.  He published a series of popular scientific articles in Forverts (Forward) and Fraynd (Friend) in New York.  In book form: Khemye tsu lezn un tsu lernen (Chemistry to read about and learn), edited by Tsvien (New York: Workmen’s Circle, 1920), 272 pp., with drawings and images specially adapted for the Yiddish reader and a short chemistry dictionary.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Moyshe Shtarkman, in Yorbukh fun natsyonaln komitet far der vokh fun yidishn bukh (Yearbook for the national committee for the week of the Yiddish book) (New York, 1942), p. 50.
Benyomen Elis

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