Monday 25 March 2019


PINKHES KURINSKI (ca. 1885-May 29, 1967)
            For many years, he fought for the I.W.W. (International Workers of the World) and for various unions in the United States.  In the early 1940s he became religious and was active in schools and yeshivas.  He became known as a cantor, the composer of Cantorial works, and the author of Shire bet hakneset (Song of the synagogue).  In his earlier years, he published following pamphlets: Di ay doblyu-doblyu, ihre printsipen un methoden (The I.W.W., its principles and methods) (Brooklyn, 1916), 62 pp.; Argumentn far un gegen shap komitet (Arguments for and against ship committees) (New York, 1920s), 36 pp.; Di struktur un neshome fun a yunyon (The structure and soul of a union) (New York, 1928), 48 pp.; Der moral fun yunyonizm un der gezunkener moral in di yunyons (The morale of unionism and the sunken morale of the unions) (New York, 1943), 28 pp.; Kapitalistishe un sotsyalistishe moral un di “falshe pasportnikes” (Capitalist and socialist morale and the “false passports) (New York, 1935?), 12 pp.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: A. M. Etsyoni, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (December 23, 1955); Tog-morgn-zhurnal (March 12, 1957).
Berl Cohen

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