- (1875-1938)Russian Yiddish writer. He was born in Cherkassy in the Ukraine. He wrote in Russian, Hebrew and Yiddish on social and literary issues. After the revolution of 1905 he became a member of the central committee of the territorialist Socialist-Zionist Party. He edited periodicals in Vilna, and after 1917 he contributed to Yiddish journals in Kiev. In 1919 he joined the communist party and became a leader of Moscow's Yevsektzia. From 1924 he edited Ernes, the Yiddish organ of the Communist party. He was arrested in the Stalinist purges of 1937 and died in prison.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.