Wednesday 24 October 2018


            He was born in Soroki (Soroca), Bessarabia.  His father Yoyne Fayershteyn was the author of Shire sefat ever (Poetry in Hebrew) and a contributor to Hamelits (The advocate) and Hatsfira (The siren).  Yekhezkl studied in the Slonim Yeshiva, the Kishinev high school, the “Bet-midrash lemorim” (Teachers’ seminary) in Vienna, and the philology department at the University of Vienna.  In 1920 he was editor of the Zionist weekly Hateiya (The revival) in Soroki; for a time he also contributed to the Kishinev newspaper Der id (The Jew).  In 1923 he emigrated to Argentina.  He wrote for the humorous weekly newspaper Penemer un penemlekh (Appearances, big and small), as well as Di yidishe velt (The Jewish world), and in Hebrew to Atidenu (Our future), all in Buenos Aires.  Over the years 1934-1935, he served as editor in Mozesville of a biweekly children’s magazine Kinder fraynt (Children’s friend), four issues.  He also contributed work to: Voliner lebn (Volhynian life) in Rovno; Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; Der afrikaner (The African) in Johannesburg; Der amerikaner (The American) and Froyen magazin (Women’s magazine) in New York.  He worked as a teacher in the Herzl Talmud-Torah in Bahia Blanca.

Source: V. Bresler, Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Jewish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944), p. 935.
Benyomen Elis

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