YUDE-LEYB KORETS (b. July 3, 1963)
He was born in Torne (Tarnów), Galicia. He received a stringent religious education. He was among the first “Lovers of Zion” (Ḥoveve-Tsiyon) in Galicia. He wrote about “Ḥibat-Tsiyon” (Love of Zion) for: Tagblat (Daily newspaper) in Lemberg, Drohobitsher tsaytung (Drohobycz newspaper), and in Hebrew-language newspapers. He published several Hebrew pamphlets on the settlement in the land of Israel. In Yiddish: Der esreg (The citron) (Drohobycz: A. H. Zupnik, 1899), 30 pp., enlarged edition (Vilna: L. Epel, 1904), 55 pp.; Zikorn tsien o evn boykhn, erklerungen iber der tsienistisher idee (Remembering Zion or a touchstone, an explanation of the Zionist idea) (Vilna: F. Garber, 1903/1904), 55 pp.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Pinkes galitsye (Records of Galicia) (Buenos Aires, 1945), p. 247.
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