YISROEL SHTEYNBERG (March 3, 1894-November 8, 1970)
He was born in Vonsove (Wąsowo), Poland. He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva, later graduating state pedagogical course of study in Lomzhe. He worked as a teacher in Ostrov-Mazovyetsk (Ostrów-Mazowiecka). He spent WWII in the Soviet Union. After the war he was in Vrotslav (Wrocław) and from 1950 in Israel. His books include: Kinder-lider un retenishn (Children’s poems and puzzles) (Wrocław: Nidershlezye, 1948), 19 pp.; Hebreizmen in der yidisher shprakh (Hebraisms in the Yiddish language), with A. Roykhverger (Wrocław: Nidershlezye, 1949), 334 pp.; Mimayan haḥokhma shel am yisrael / Khokhme fun yidishn kval, pitgamim, maamre ḥazal veimrot / aforizmen, maymore khazal un glaykhverṭer (Wisdom from Jewish sources, aphorisms, sayings of the sages, and witticisms) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1962), 405 pp.; Psukim un taytshn (Verses and explanations) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1969), 303 pp. In Hebrew: Penine ḥokhma (Pearls of wisdom) (Tel Aviv, 1966), 467 pp. He died in Tel Aviv.
Sources: David Tidhar, Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 14 (Tel Aviv, 1965); Yankev Glatshteyn, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (September 16, 1962); Yanos Turkov, in Folksblat (Tel Aviv) (March 14, 1973).
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