Boraisha, Menahem

(1888-1949)
   American Yiddish poet of Polish origin. He emigrated to the US in 1914. His poem Polyn expresses the tense relationship between Jews and Poles. He published a number of collections, including a A ring in der keyt, Zamd,a book of lyrics, one of which is on Theodor Herd, and Zavl rimer, a rhymed chronicle exposing the horror of post-war Russian pogroms. His The Wayfarer is a spiritual autobiography.

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  • BORAISHA, MENAHEM — (Menahem Goldberg; sometimes simply Menahem; 1888–1949), Yiddish poet and essayist. Born in Brest Litovsk, the son of a Hebrew teacher, he combined a thorough Jewish education with attendance at the Russian school in his birthplace. At the age of …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • GOLDBERG, ABRAHAM — (1881–1933), Yiddish and Hebrew journalist. Born in Brest Litovsk into a maskilic family, the eldest brother of the Yiddish poet menahem boraisha , his education combined both traditional and secular elements. His journalistic career, which… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HAYNT — (הַיינְט), leading Yiddish daily in Warsaw before World War II. It was founded in 1908 by the Hebrew Yiddish journalist Samuel Jacob Jackan and two Zionists, the brothers Noah and Nehemiah finkelstein , as a continuation of the daily Yidishes… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • YUNGE, DI — ( The Young Ones ), American Yiddish literary movement. Di Yunge was formed (1907) of young immigrant writers who professed themselves literary orphans and sought to create a new path in Yiddish literature. Eschewing the efforts of sweatshop… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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