TSVI RAYAK (b. October 15, 1907)
He was born in Ushats (Ushachy), Vitebsk district. He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva. His first article was published in Vilna’s Tsayt (Time). After 1946 he wrote for Dos naye lebn (The new life) in Lodz, Ikhud (Unity), and Unzer vort (Our word), Unzer shtime (Our voice), Unzer veg (Our way), and Unzer kiem (Our existence) in Paris, among others. He also composed stories. With his brother Mikhl Rayak, he wrote: Khurbn glubok, sharkoystsene, dunilovitsh, postav, druye, kazan, dos lebn un umkum fun yidishn shtetlekh in vaysrusland-lite (vilne gegnt) (The destruction of Hlybokaye, Sharkawshchyna, Dunilavičy, Pastavy, Druya, Kazan, the life and death of Jewish towns in Byelorussia and Lithuania [Vilna region]) (Buenos Aires, 1956), 430 pp.
Dr. Noyekh Gris