Friday 10 March 2023


 FILIP MANSH (March 17, 1838-August 7, 1890)

            He completed his doctor of law degree at Lemberg University and practiced as an attorney.  He did not write Yiddish, but did write about Yiddish grammar.  His most important work in this vein was: “Der J├╝disch-Polnische Jargon” (The Jewish Polish zhargon [= Yiddish],” Der Izraelit (Lemberg) (1888), pp. 18-23, (1889), pp. 1-18, (1890), pp. 1-8.  According to Borokhov, this work was “the best of all such [works] written till today” (1913).  He translated in Der Izraelit Sholem-Aleykhem’s Stepenyu.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 365-66.