YERAKHMIEL BURSTEYN (b. September 14, 1888)
Born in Kovalivke (Kovalivka), Russia, he studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva. In 1905 he emigrated to the United States. He was active in the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance. He began publishing in Yidishe velt (Jewish world) in Philadelphia with humorous stories. He contributed to Kinder-zhurnal (Children magazine), Kinder tsaytung (Children’s newspaper), and Nyu Yorker vokhnblat (New York weekly news), among others. He published Der shikzal fun a folk (“The verdict of a nation”) [New York, 1920, 165 pp.] and Ven a froy shtaltsirt (When a woman takes pride), theatrical plays which were staged by an amateur troupe in Philadelphia.