Tuesday 17 September 2019


            He was born in Keydan (Kėdainiai), Lithuania.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshivas.  In 1895 he settled in Lodz.  He wrote “short features” (under the pen name “Sar shel eysh” [Angel of fire]) for Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper).  He later wrote for Lodzer folksblat (Lodz people’s newspaper).  From 1925 he published periodically in Nayes folksblat (New people’s newspaper).  Aside from features, he translated treatises by the sages under the title “Krants perl fun talmud un medresh” (Garland of pearls from Talmud and Midrash), which were also republished in other newspapers.  He died in Lodz.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Khayim Leyb Fuks, Lodzh shel mayle, dos yidishe gaystiḳe un derhoybene lodzh, 100 yor yidishe un oykh hebreishe literatur un kultur in lodzh un in di arumiḳe shtet un shtetlekh (Lodz on high, the Jewish spiritual and elevated Lodz, 100 years of Yiddish and also Hebrew literature and culture in Lodz and in the surrounding cities and towns) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1972), see index.
Berl Cohen

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