MORTKHE-ARN KAPLAN (b. September 3, 1889)
He was born in Medvedits (Medveditsa?), Minsk region. In 1908 he emigrated to the United States. He was rabbi in various parts of New York. He contributed articles to Morgn zhurnal (Morning journal), Yidishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper), Varhayt (Truth), Tog (Day), Dos yudishe likht (The Jewish light), Der idisher vekhter (The Jewish sentry), and Der idisher vegvayzer (The Jewish guide). In book form: Taares-hamishpokhe (Marital fidelity), in Yiddish and English (New York, 1922/1923), 36 pp. + 90 pp.; Der natsyonaler redner, a zamlung fun droshes, redes un leḳṭshurs iber shabes, yomim neroim, ale idishe yontoyvim (The national speaker, a collection of sermons, speeches, and lectures for the Sabbath, High Holidays, all Jewish holidays) (New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1929), 358 pp.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Who’s Who in American Jewry (New York, 1926).