Liessin, Abraham

(1882-1938)
   American Yiddish poet and editor. He was born in Minsk, and went to the US in 1897, where he became an active socialist. From 1913 he was editor of Zukunft, a Yiddish literary and cultural monthly. In his writings he described the heroes and martyrs of the Jewish past.

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  • LIESSIN, ABRAHAM — (pseudonym of Abraham Walt; 1872–1938), Yiddish poet and editor. Born in Minsk (Belorussia), Liessin received a traditional Jewish education. He showed an early interest in philosophy, Haskalah literature, and socialist reform. Besides… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • TSUKUNFT — (Zukunft), U.S. Yiddish monthly. Founded in New York in 1892 as an organ of the Socialist Labor Party,   Tsukunft was one of the first serious Yiddish periodicals to be published anywhere and the oldest still appearing at the turn of the 21st… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • YIDDISH LITERATURE — This articles is arranged according to the following outline: introduction UNTIL THE END OF THE 18TH CENTURY the bible in yiddish literature epic homiletic prose drama liturgy ethical literature Historical Songs and Writings transcriptions of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ben-ADIR — (pen name of Abraham Rosin; 1878–1942), writer and Jewish socialist leader, born in Krucha, Belorussia. He received a traditional Jewish education from his grandfather Jacob Aaronson and his uncle Solomon Aaronson. At the age of 16 he went to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DROPKIN, CELIA — (1887–1956), Yiddish poet. Born Zipporah Levine in Bobruisk, Belorussia, daughter of a lumber merchant, Dropkin was raised by her widowed mother. Taught Jewish subjects by a rabbi s wife, she graduated from the Novosybko (Russian) gymnasium. She… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • RIVKIN, BORUCH — (pseudonym of Boruch Abraham Weinrebe/Weinryb; 1883–1945), Yiddish literary critic and essayist. Born in Jakobstadt, Courland (Jekabpils, Latvia), the son of a wagon driver, Rivkin became involved in the revolutionary activities of the bund ,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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