Thursday 6 June 2019


MORTKHE RUDENSKI (b. ca. 1888)
            He was born in Berezin (Byerazino), Minsk Province.  As a young man, he settled in Minsk and worked as a Hebrew teacher there.  He was active in Labor Zionism and later in “Tseire tsiyon” (Zionist youth).  In 1920 he emigrated to the United States.  He wrote articles for: Di yidishe virklikhkeyt (The Jewish reality), Dos idishe folk (The Jewish people), and Tsukunft (Future), among other serials.  He co-edited the daily newspaper Farn folk (For the people) in Minsk, under the general editorship of Khayim-Dov Hurvits; and he was the first editor of Tseire-tsiyon organ Farn folk in New York, later edited by Khayim Grinberg.  He authored the pamphlet: Ver zaynen di tseyre-tsien? (Who are the Zionist youth?) (New York, n.d.), 24 pp.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen

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