Friday 5 October 2018


YOYEL FUKS (1882-July 4, 1929)
            He was born in Dobzhin (Dobrzyn), Koyav (Kujawy) district, Poland, into a rabbinical family.  He received both a Jewish and a general education.  In his youth he joined the Mizrachi movement.  He was well-known as a preacher and as a polemicist, mainly against Agudat Yisrael.  He was rabbi in a number of Jewish communities, the last one being in Blashki (Błaszki), near Kalisz.  He also worked there as a teacher of Jewish religion in the state school.  He published essays, scholarly and journalistic works, as well as articles in Hebrew in Shaare tora (Gates of the Torah) in Warsaw, and in Yiddish in Hamizrakhi (The Mizrachi), Der mizrakhi-veg (The Mizrachi way), Unzer veg (Our way), and Unzer shtime (Our voice), among others, in Warsaw.  He died in Lodz.

Sources: Information from Dr. Leyb Fuks in Amsterdam; Sh. Brot, in Hatsofe (Jerusalem) (April 8, 1963); Brot, in Unzer veg (Paris) (May 10, 1963).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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