Pinski, David

(1872-1959)
   American Yiddish dramatist and novelist. He was born in Mohilev on the Dnieper, and lived in Warsaw. In 1899 he emigrated to the US, where he wrote for the Yiddish stage. His early works deal with Jewish suffering in Russia, but later he wrote poetic and symbolic treat-ments of Jewish historic themes. His plays include The Treasure, The Eternal Jew and Shabbetai Tzevi. He also composed novels and short stories. Active in Jewish affairs, he served as president of the Jewish Workers' Alliance; later he settled in Israel.

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  • PINSKI, DAVID — (1872–1959). Yiddish author. Born in Mogilev, Russia, Pinski moved to Moscow with his family at 14. He received not only a traditional but also an excellent secular education. He early became interested in literature and in socialism. After… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pinski, David — (1872 1959)    Born in Poland, David Pinski began his playwriting life in Warsaw before immigrating to the United States in 1899, where he wrote most of his 38 plays for Yiddish theatre companies. He demonstrated impressive versatility in style… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Pinski, David — ▪ Israeli author Pinski also spelled  Pinsky   born April 5, 1872, Mogilyov, Russia [now in Belarus] died Aug. 11, 1959, Haifa, Israel       Yiddish playwright, novelist, and editor.       Reared in Moscow, Vitebsk, and Vienna, Pinski moved as a… …   Universalium

  • Pinski, David — (1872–1959)    Yiddish writer. Pinski emigrated from Poland to New York in 1899, and became a leading Yiddish editor, novelist and playwright. He was also active in the Far band Labour Zionist Organization. His comedy Oitzer (‘The Treasury’) was… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • David Pinski — (selten auch: David Pinsky; Pseudonym als Sachbuchautor zeitweise: D. Puls; * 5. April 1872 in Mogilew; † 11. August 1959 in Haifa) war ein jiddischer Erzähler, Dramatiker und Journalist, der sich besonders sozialer Themen annahm und den Typus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • David Pinski — For the media personality player, see Dr. Drew. David Pinski Born April 5, 1872(1872 04 05) Mahiliou, Russian Empire Died August 11, 1959 …   Wikipedia

  • DAVID — (Heb. דָּוִד), youngest son of Jesse of the Ephrathite family that lived in Beth Lehem in Judah (I Sam. 16:1; 20:27–28; I Chron. 2:13–15; cf. Micah 5:1). In the Bible SOURCES I Samuel 16–II Kings 2 is our main source for David, supplemented by I… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HERMAN, DAVID — (Nathan David; 1876–1937), Yiddish theater producer. Born in Warsaw, Herman had a traditional education, studied dramaturgy in Warsaw, wrote initially in Polish and Hebrew, but turned to Yiddish when he joined the bund . He organized a dramatic… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KESSLER, DAVID — (1860–1920), Yiddish actor. He was one of the leading actor managers of the New York Yiddish theater during its heyday early in the twentieth century. Born in Kishinev, at the age of 20 he joined the troupe of Judel Gold faden (brother of Abraham …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Yiddish literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the Yiddish language of Ashkenazic (Ashkenazi) Jewry (central and eastern European Jews and their descendants).       Yiddish literature culminated in the period from 1864 to 1939, inspired …   Universalium

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