Wednesday 24 July 2019


LAMED SHAPIRO (1897-January 1980)
            He was born in Novaia Ushitsa (Nova Ushytsya), Ukraine.  He was a patron of Yiddish and Hebrew literature.  The Lamed Prizes over the years 1941-1960 has amounted to $150,000.  He studied in yeshivas in Kamenets-Podolsk (Kamianets-Podilskyi) and Odessa.  He emigrated to the United States where he graduated from a law faculty in Detroit.  He did not practice law, instead taking up business in which he proved very successful.  He died in Miami Beach.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 516.

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