Monday 31 December 2018


ARN-TSVI FRENKEL (AARON H. FRANKEL) (1852-October 31, 1904)
            He was born in Suwalk, Poland.  He made his way to the United States and lived in Boston, Philadelphia, and finally New York.  He wrote In Gold We Trust.  He also penned a few other works in English.  However, he made a name for himself as a campaigner for vegetarianism.  He contributed a series of articles on this topic to the Hebrew and also to the American Yiddish press—in G. Zelikovitsh’s Idisher odler (Jewish eagle) in Boston (1895).  He authored a book on vegetarianism in English entitled Thou Shalt Not Kill, or the Thorah of Vegetarianism (New York, 1896), 85 pp.  He later adapted it in Yiddish as Loy tirtseḥ, an obhandlung iber vegetaryanizm (Thou shalt not kill, a treatise on vegetarianism), 2 parts (New York, 1899), 55 pp. and 79 pp., third part (1903), 96 pp., fourth part (Hebrew Publishing Co., 1904?), 94 pp.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; the American Jewish yearbook (English) (New York, 5666).
Yankev Kahan

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