Tuesday 28 May 2019


SHAPSE RAPOPORT (ca. 1862-April 30, 1928)
            He was an active Zionist, born in St. Petersburg.  From 1921 he was living in Tel Aviv.  He was the founder, together with Shoyel Ginzburg, of the first Yiddish daily newspaper in Russia, Der fraynd (The friend).  He enriched the newspaper with literary supplements, anthologies, and the journal Dos leben (The life).  He published the writings of Shimen Frug, Y. L. Perets, and others.  For a number of years from 1895, he also published Hamelits (The advocate).  He died in Tel Aviv.

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

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