Thursday 29 August 2019


SHLOYME SHILER (1870-October 31, 1925)
            He was born in Mikhalove (Michałowo), near Bialystok, with the original surname Blankshteyn.  He lived in Bialystok, Lemberg, and from 1920 the land of Israel.  He wrote theoretical articles on Zionism and labor Zionism.  He was very active in “Hapoel hatsayir” (The young worker).  He mostly wrote Hebrew and Yiddish articles in: B. Gorin’s Yudishe folks calendar (Jewish people’s calendar) and Folk un land (People and land), among others.  He also brought out a pamphlet: Di gruntprintsipn funem arbets-tsienizm (The basic principle of labor Zionism) (Warsaw-Lemberg: Histadruth, 1925), 23 pp.  He died in Jerusalem.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Getzel Kressel, Leksikon hasifrut haivrit (Handbook of Hebrew literature), vol. 2 (Meravya, 1967); D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 4 (Tel Aviv, 1950); Natan-Mikhal Gelber, Toldot hatenua hatsiyonit begalitsiya (History of the Zionist movement in Galicia) (Jerusalem, 1958), see index; Shmuel Ayzenshadt, Pyonerishe geshtaltn (Pioneer images) (Tel Aviv: Oyfkum, 1970), pp. 293-304.
Berl Cohen

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