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This Week in JPL History: Rochl Eisenberg and Melech Ravitch

This Week in JPL History: Rochl Eisenberg and Melech Ravitch

Melech Ravitch was the driving force behind of the JPL’s Yiddishe folks universitet (YIFO) for many years. Upon his arrival in Montreal he invigorated the Library’s educational program which had been part of the Library earliest initiatives. Under his leadership the YIFO grew in size and scope. Melech Ravitch was the pseudonym of Zekharye-Khone Bergner, who was born in Radymno, eastern Galicia, in 1893. He was a Yiddish poet, essayist, playwright, and a cultural activist. His first Yiddish work was published in 1910. He moved [...]