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Titre : OYF HISTORISHE VEGN: ASHKENAZ UN YIDISH ...
Éditeur : Yerushalayim; Aroysgegebn Mit Der Hilf Funem Dr. Shemu’el Un Rivkah Hurvits Literatur-Fond Bay Der Yidisher Kultur-Gezelshaft In Yerushalayi
Date d'édition : 1993
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Publishers cloth. 8vo. 608 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Title page verso: On the paths of history, Ashkenaz and East European Jewry = Bi-netive ha-historyah. Dr. Heszel Klepfish was born "in 1910 in Zyrardow. Studied in heder and with his father. After turning nine years of age went away to study at various yeshivas. At the age of 12 became a member of the ‘Tekhkemuni’ synagogue in Warsaw. Received rabbinic ordination. Studied history and philosophy at various universities in Poland and other European countries. Worked on various Polish journals. Was co-editor of Dos Yiddishe Togblat in Warsaw from 1931-1939. Edited the Yiddish-Polish weekly Jewish Echo from 1932-1934. Was an active participator in the ‘Bes Yakov’ School system in Poland. Just before the Second World War he lived in Eretz Yisroel and worked on Hatzofe and Hahad and other literary and scientific periodicals. In the first year of the Second World War he edited the weekly Der Vokh in Paris. In 1940 he became the Chief Rabbi of the Polish Army on the Western Front. He held the rank of Major and accompanied the Jewish soldiers in the Polish army in France and England and afterwards in the fight to free Europe from the Nazis. Received high Polish, French and English distinctions, one of which was The Special Medal of Liberation awarded him by the Belgian City of Ghent. From 1949-1953 worked in helping Holocaust survivors. Was a lecturer in Jewish history and literature in the College of Jewish Studies in Glasgow, Scotland. From 1953- 1958 he was the spiritual leader of the Jewish Community in Costa Rica. From 1958 he has lived in Miami Beach the U. S. A. Where he lectures in the College of Jewish Studies and in the Hebrew Teachers' Seminary. He also lectures at YIVO. Authored many works and treatises in various languages. The literary collection Yiddishe Shriften (Jewish Writings) , published by the Union of Jewish Writers and Journalists in Poland right after the Second World War in 1946, mistakenly lists Reb. Dr. Heszel Klepfisz under the heading ‘those who died as martyrs. ’" (Biographical notes about Reb. Dr. Heszel Klepfisz, in "Pinkas Zyrardow, Amshinov un Viskit", 1961) . Subjects: Judaism - History. Judaism - Europe, Eastern - History. Jews - Intellectual life. OCLC lists 29 copies. Lightly bumped corners of cloth, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-5-27) Xx. N° de réf. du libraire 32333
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