YANKEV-LEYBUSH FAYN (JACOB FINE) (b. June 27, 1883)
He was born in a town near Vilna, Lithuania. He studied in yeshivas. From 1900 he was living in London. He was active in the socialist and trade union movement, in London’s Workmen’s Circle, and the like. For many years he represented the Jewish poor on London’s city council. He served as vice-president of the English division of the World Jewish Congress, among other positions. From 1920 he was the London correspondent for Forverts (Forward) in New York. He also contributed to such serials as: Di tsayt (The times) and Yidish loshn (Yiddish language) in London.
Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Forverts (New York) (November 3, 1934); Kultur un dertsiung (New York) (December 1958); M. Mindel, in Di idishe shtime (London) (July 5, 1963).
Khayim Leyb Fuks