Pen name of Shalom Rabinovitz; born, 1859, in Pereyaslav, Government of

Poltava, Little Russia; Government Rabbi, at twenty-one, in Lubni, near

his native place; has spent the greater part of his life in Kieff; in

Odessa from 1890 to 1893, and in America from 1905 to 1907; Hebrew,

Russian, and Yiddish poet, novelist, humorous short story writer,

critic, and playwright; prolific contributor to Hebrew and Yiddish

periodicals; founder of Die juedische Volksbibliothek; novels: Stempenyu,

Yosele Solovei, etc.; collected works: first series, Alle Werk, 4 vols.,

Cracow, 1903-1904; second series, Neueste Werk, 8 vols., Warsaw,