- (1897-1960)Russian Yiddish poet. He was born in Belorussia. He published a book of lyrics in 1922 and later Yiddish translations of English, American and Russian classics, as well as poetry and plays about Jewish history. Initially he supported Zionism and was criticized for his advocacy of Jewish nationalism.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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