Friday 18 January 2019


            He came from Proshke (Pruszków), near Warsaw.  In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, he lived in Warsaw and was known as the “wedding entertainer from Pruszków” (Proshker badkhn).  He authored various poems that appeared in those years, among them Dray naye lider (Three new poems) (Warsaw, 1889), 20 pp., second printing 1900.  In this work may be found his poem “Al tira avdi yankev” (Fear not, my servant Jacob), which was sung in Poland as a folksong.  Other biographical details remain unknown.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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