Monday 18 March 2019


LEYZER-PINKHES KUPERMAN (b. February 21, 1884)
            The author of stories, he was born in Ostrovtse (Ostrowiec), Poland.  He studied with the Ostrovtser rebbe, R. Meyer-Yekhiel.  At age sixteen he joined the Polish Socialist Party (P.P.S.), later becoming involved in a circle surrounding Hillel Tsaytlin.  In 1910 he left for the United States where he became active among the Labor Zionists.  He published stories in: Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter) and Nyu-yorker vokhenblat (New York weekly newspaper).  In book form: Amolike doyres (Bygone generations), stories (New York, 1955), 358 pp.; In gerangl mit goyrl, roman fun der sheyres hapleyte (In a struggle with fate, a novel of survivors) (New York, 1964), 343 pp.; Gevunen dray din-toyres (Winning three rabbinical lawsuits) (New York, 1964), 12 pp.; Fun velt tsu velt, dertseylungen (From world to world, stories) (Tel Aviv: Yisroel-bukh, 1974), 251 pp.

Sources: Y. Varshavski (Bashevis), in Forverts (New York) (January 29, 1956); Yankev Glatshteyn, in Idisher kemfer (New York) (August 3, 1956); E. Naks, in Forverts (March 30, 1975); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen

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