Monday 20 May 2019


            He was born in Balbirishok (Balbieriškis), Lithuania.  In his youth he lived in Slonim.  He was a master of the Talmud.  He lived for twenty years in London, where in 1886 he published one of the first Yiddish serials in England, Bashitser des yudenthums (Protector of Judaism): “This is a new newspaper, which the times deem to be necessary….  Mainly, for those who are interested in Judaism.”  Only two issues appeared in print.  He left for the United States, and that is where he died.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.
Berl Cohen

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