Wednesday 18 September 2019


FAYVL SHMULEVITSH (b. February 2, 1889)
            He was a journalist, born in Zlatshev (Zolochiv), Poland.  He attended religious elementary schools.  In 1904 he joined the Zionist socialist party.  He was in forced labor in German over the years 1916-1918.  In the 1930s he settled in Tel Aviv.  He debuted in print in 1907 with feuilletons in Tshenstokhover vokhnblat (Częstochowa weekly newspaper).  He also wrote for the Berlin Der mizrekh yid (The eastern Jew) and Der fraytog (Friday), and he edited Unzer lebn (Our life) in Breslau (1920-1922).  He co-edited Tel Aviv’s Nayvelt (New world) and Di brik (The bridge), as well as the volume Tshenstokhover yidn (Częstochowa Jews) (New York, 1947).  He wrote the pamphlet: Hagode fun der itstiker tsayt (Haggadah for our present era), with pictures, a satire (Tel Aviv: Liga haantinatsit, 1941), 24 pp.
Beyle Gottesman

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