Thursday 14 March 2019


            He was born in Mezhibozh (Medzhibizh), Podolia.  He studied in St. Petersburg and translated scholarly literature into Russian.  He was linked to the Social Democratic Party.  From 1918 he was living in the United States.  It was there that he began his journalistic work in Yiddish as a contributor to Forverts (Forward) and especially to Tsukunft (Future) (1919-1925), for which he wrote a great deal on matters of political economy.  He also published in Der nayer veg (The new way) (Warsaw) in 1920.  In 1925 he set out for Soviet Russia, and after that point in time no further information about him became available.  He died in Russia.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; M. Olgin, in Tsukunft (New York) (May 1919); B. Y. Byalistotski, in Tsukunft (January 27, 1921; February 25, 1921); Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Tsukunft (1962), p. 495.
Yekhezkl Lifshits

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