Wednesday 5 December 2018


DOV-ARYE FRIDMAN (October 28, 1844-January 1920)
            He was born in Suvalk.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshivas.  He received ordination into the rabbinate.  He became involved with teaching in Warsaw, where he settled in the early 1870s, and in the United States to which he emigrated in 1892.  He was a Hebrew author and translator.  His books in or with Yiddish include: Emek shave,yeetsor el tokho kol hamilot bisfat kodshenu hashavot, umeturgamot yehudit-ashkenazit verusit (Common terrain, all words in our holy language will not fail, and translated in Judeo-Ashkenazi [Yiddish] and Russian) (Warsaw, 1888), 40 pp.; Di dopelte bukhfihrung, a laykhte metode far sokhrim fun mittele shtand (Double-entry bookkeeping, an easy method for businessmen of middling station) (Berdichev, 1888/1889), 96 pp.; Der nayer praktisher brifenshteller (The new, practical letter writing manual), sixth printing (Berdichev, 1891), 96 pp.; Di naye praktishe arifmethika, oder rekhen-lehrer (The new, practical arithmetic, or calculation) (Berdichev: Yankev Sheftil, 1891), 56 pp.; Toldot yeshurun, miberiat shamayim vearets ad ḥurban, im tirgum hamilot leyehudit-ashkenazit verusit (History of Israel, from the creation of heaven and earth to the destruction of the Temple, with translation into Judeo-Ashkenazi [Yiddish] and Russian) (Warsaw, 1891), 62 pp.; Mikra kodesh (Holy assembly) (New York: Hebrew Publishing Co., 190?), 66 pp.; Arithmeṭiḳ, oder der rekhen-lehrer, a prakṭishes metode zikh oystsulernen di kunst fun rekhenen (Arithmetic, or the calculator, a practical method to learn the art of calculation) (New York: Hebrew Publishing Co., n.d.), 74 pp.; Hapedagog haivri, yore et yalde bene yisrael daat sefatenu hakedosha betargum yehudit ṿeanglit (The Hebrew pedagogue instructs the children of the children of Israel with the knowledge of our holy language in Yiddish and English translation) (New York: J. L. Werbelowsky, n.d.), 78 pp.  He died in Indianapolis.

Source: G. Kressel, Leksikon hasifrut haivrit badorot haaḥaronim (Handbook of modern Hebrew literature), vol. 2 (Tel Aviv, 1966/1967).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 453.

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