Thursday 14 March 2019


ZAVL (ZEVULUN) KVARTIN (March 25, 1874-1953)
            He was a cantor, born in the colony of Novo Arkhangelsk (Novo-Arkhangel’skoye), Kherson Province.  He came to the United States in 1920.  Over the years 1926-1937, he lived in the land of Israel.  In book form: Mayn leben (My life) (Philadelphia-New York, 1952), 2 vols., 580 pp.  In Hebrew he published: “Zemirot zevulin” (Zevulun’s melodies) and “Tefilot zevulin” (Zevulun’s prayers).  He died in Philadelphia.

Sources: Di geshikhte fun khazones (The history of the cantorial art) (New York, 1924), pp. 173-74; Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jerusalem, 1978), vol. 10, col. 1307.
Yekhezkl Lifshits

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