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Moikher-Sphorim Mendele

Moikher-Sphorim Mendele, USSR Author.

Background

  • Mendele, Moikher-Sphorim was born on January 2, 1836 in KopyF near Minsk into a poor Jewish family.

  • Career

    • After several years of wandering, settled in Kamenets-Podolsk, later in Berdichev. Started to write poems and short stories at first in Hebrew. Became the first classic writer of modern Jewish literature in Yiddish.

      From the 1880s, lived in Odessa. His collected works in 20 volumes were published in Warsaw, 1911-1923.
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    Born January 2, 1836
    Died December 8, 1917
    (aged 81)
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