Friday, 16 February 2018


ZEV-VOLF SALES (June 12, 1894-February 18, 1984)
            He was born in Dobromil (Dobromyl’), Galicia.  He studied in religious elementary school and in synagogue study hall.  Over the years 1919-1920, he established Hebrew schools for pioneers in Dobromyl’ and Nayshtot.  He spent the years 1921-1939 in Berlin, where he was a Zionist activist.  From late 1939 he was living in New York and from 1957 in Los Angeles.  He attended free courses at universities in Berlin and the United States.  He published occasional articles in: Hadoar (The mail), Bitsaron (Fortress), and Ḥeshbon (Accounting) in Los Angeles, among others.  He placed a longer piece in Avrom Golomb’s jubilee volume, Khesed lavrom, seyfer hayoyvl lavrom golomb tsu zayn akhtsikstn geboyrn-yor (Grace to Abraham, jubilee volume for Avrom Golomb on his eightieth birthday) (Los Angeles, 1970).  He published a Yiddish translation of the book of Job, Seyfer iev, with notes at the end of the text (Los Angeles: Khevre Hamshekh, 1983), 98 pp., as well as of Maimonides’s “Eight Chapters,” Akht prokim larambam (Los Angeles: Khevre Hemshekh, 1978), 92 pp.  He died in Los Angeles.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 394-95.

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