Tuesday 27 August 2019


            He was an author of stories, born in Gonyondz (Goniądz), Poland.  He attended religious elementary school and graduated from a Tarbut school.  From 1927 he was living in Cuba, from 1961 in New York, and later in life in Miami Beach.  He published stories in: Yerusholaimer almanakh (Jerusalem almanac), Havaner lebn (Havana life), Af kubaner erd (On Cuban soil) in Havana, Letste nayes (Latest news) and Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv, Der veg (The way) in Mexico City, Di prese (The press) in Buenos Aires, and in New York: Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture), Zayn (To be), Undzer eygn vort (Our own word), and Hamshekh (Continuation), among others.  He edited (with B. Shames) Nay vort (New word), a one-off publication in Havana (1936), and Onheyb, gezelshaftlekh-literarisher zhurnal (Beginning, a social-literary journal) in Miami Beach (issue no. 1, December 1982).  His work also appeared in Shmuel Rozhanski, Yisroel in di tfutses, fragmentn fun forsharbetn tsu der kharakteristik, zikhroynes, bilder (Israel and the Diaspora, fragments of research into characteristics, memoirs, images) (Buenos Aires, 1981).  His books include: A lebn af hefker un andere dertseylungen (A life of abandon and other stories) (Havana: Havaner lebn, 1960), 155 pp.; Fun land tsu land, dertseylungen (From country to country, stories) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1979), 269 pp.; Tsvishn erd un yam, lider (Between land and sea, poetry) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1980), 175 pp.; Harbstiker shnit, dertseylungen (Autumn harvest, stories) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1983), 251 pp.

Source: Yerusholaimer almanakh 8 (1977).
Yekhezkl Lifshits

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 527.]

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