Mordecai Spektor


Born, 1859, in Uman, Government of Kieff, Little Russia; education

Hasidic; entered business in 1878; wrote first sketch, A Roman ohn

Liebe, in 1882; contributor to Zedernbaum's Juedisches Volksblatt,

1884-1887; founded, in 1888, and edited Der Hausfreund, at Warsaw;

editor of Warsaw daily papers, Unser Leben, and (at present, 1912) Dos

neie Leben; writer of novels, historical romances, and sketches in

Yiddish; contributor to numerous periodicals; compiled a volume of more

than two thousand Jewish proverbs.