KALMEN RAFALOVITSH (b. June 27, 1882)
He was born in Molev (Mohilov) on the Dniester River. Around 1905 he made his way to the United States. He worked as a shoe-cutter in Lynn, Massachusetts. From time to time he published miniatures, aphorisms, sketches, and polemical articles in: Tsayt-gayst (Spirit of the times), Herald (Herald), Varhayt (Truth), Yidishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper), Tog (Day), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Tsayt (Time), and Frayhayt (Freedom) in New York. With Shimen Shamrat, he published Dos lign peysekh blat (Boston).
Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 503.
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