||Literary magazine edited by Isaac Dov Berkowitz.
Isaac Dov Berkowitz (1885–1967), Hebrew and Yiddish novelist, editor, and translator of Shalom Aleichem. Born in Slutsk, Belorussia, Berkowitz studied in heder and educated himself in secular subjects. In 1903 he made his way to Lodz. He became friendly with Itzhak Katzenelson. One of his first stories, "Moshkele Hazir," was printed in Ha-Zofeh in 1903 and won a literary prize. In 1905 he became literary editor of Ha-Zeman, and his articles and stories appeared in most of the Hebrew and Yiddish journals of the day. In 1906 Berkowitz married Shalom Aleichem's daughter, Ernestina, spent 18 months in Switzerland, and visited the U.S. in 1908. While there, he contributed to the local Yiddish and Hebrew press. In 1909 he moved to Warsaw, where he edited the literary page of the Yiddish journal, Di Naye Velt. Several volumes of his collected stories were published in Hebrew and Yiddish from 1910 onwards. In 1913 he went to the United States where he edited the weekly Ha-Toren as well as Miklat (1920–21). He settled in Palestine in 1928, and became one of the first editors of the weekly, Moznayim. Berkowitz published his translation of the collected works of Shalom Aleichem and his masterfully written reminiscences of the great Yiddish writer and his generation, under the title Ha-Rishonim ki-Venei Adam (1933–48).
Description EJ; Deinard