Friday 8 February 2019


AVROM SHOLEM KAMENETSKI (October 3, 1874-1943)
            He was a Hebrew researcher, born in Slonim.  He received his doctoral degree in Berne, Switzerland.  He published work on Tanakh, Judaism, and Jewish history in Hebrew, German, French, and Yiddish.  He wrote for: Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper); and Ilustrirte vokh (Illustrated week), Bikher-velt (Book world), Moment (Moment), and Haynt (Today)—in Warsaw; as well as serials in other languages.  From vol. 7, he was editing the Russian-Jewish encyclopedia (St. Petersburg, 1910).  He died in the Lodz ghetto.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Getzel Kressel, Leksikon hasifrut haivrit (Handbook of Hebrew literature), vol. 2 (Meravya, 1967); Zusman Segalovitsh, Tlomatske 13, fun farbrente nekhtn (13 Tłomackie St., of zealous nights) (Buenos Aires: Central Association of Polish Jews in Argentina, 1946), p. 84; Yediot ganazim (Jerusalem) (Nisan [= April-May] 1973); Khayim Leyb Fuks, Lodzh shel mayle, dos yidishe gaystiḳe un derhoybene lodzh, 100 yor yidishe un oykh hebreishe literatur un kultur in lodzh un in di arumiḳe shtet un shtetlekh (Lodz on high, the Jewish spiritual and elevated Lodz, 100 years of Yiddish and also Hebrew literature and culture in Lodz and in the surrounding cities and towns) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1972), pp. 257-58; Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Ruvn Goldberg

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