Monday, 27 June 2016


            He was born in Holoskov (Holoskove), Podolia district, Ukraine.  From 1891 he was living in London, and there he wrote for Hatsofe levet yisrael (The spectator to the House of Israel), a monthly periodical and organ of the London association of “Maḥzike hadat” (Supporters of the faith) which had begun publication in 1887.  He also published impressions of London Jewish life in: Der yudisher ekspres (The Jewish express), initially a weekly in London and Lodz (first published in 1896), later (beginning in 1899) a daily in London; Der yudisher telefon (The Jewish telephone), a weekly (for the entirety of its fourteen years of existence); Der londoner yud (The London Jew); Di post (The mail); Di tsayt (The times); Der yudisher zhurnal (The Jewish journal); Hayisroeli (The Jew); Abend nayes (Evening news); and in Hebrew, Hadegel (The banner) and Hayehudi (The Jew).  His story “Libe un fanatizmus” (Love and fanaticism) was translated into Hebrew and published in book form under the title Ahava veadikut.  In Yiddish he wrote: Got, mensh un velt, oder der oytser fun gedanken (God, man, and the world, or a treasury of ideas) (London: R. Mazin and Co., 1910), a collection of adapted aphorisms from great poets and thinkers.  He also wrote under the pen name “Oyzer.”

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1

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