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Lot #    8279
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 10:46:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Miklat
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Periodical] Isaac Dov Berkowitz, Ed.
City    New York
Publisher    Stibel
Publication Date    1920
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 480 pp., 215:144 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, spine taped.
   Literary magazine edited by Isaac Dov Berkowitz.

Isaac Dov Berkowitz (18851967), 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 (192021). 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 (193348). Reference Description EJ; Deinard

   EJ; I. Holt, Isaac Dov Berkowitz, Voice of the Uprooted (1972)
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Other:    Literature
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica