Two Yedinitz Intellectuals
'Two Yedinitz intellectuals, followers of the Enlightenment, in "Mirnaya
Vremya" [these words are Russian for "peaceful times."] (before
World War One): Tuly Lerner and Benzion Snitkovsky (Brazil).'
A Life That Will Never Return
by Moshe Shuster
Translated by David Goldman
The years go by, youth is gone. Time turns hair gray and puts wrinkles on your
face. However, the tense, heart-stopping events
we lived through, and the youthful romantic feelings flash from time to time,
just as if they had occurred yesterday.
The Shimshon Bronstein Affair
Shimon: The Man and the Activist
by Yosef Magen-Shitz
From speeches on the thirtieth day of his death
Shimshon Bronstein was a rare example of an idealistic and consistent public
activist. He combined the wonderful but destroyed traditions of Russian Jewry.
He was imbued with the spirit of Jewish and general liberalism that existed in
Odessa before the Revolution. He went through the smelting furnace and
pressures of the Days of Spring following the Svoboda [Freedom] Movement after
the fall of the Czar. He was also imbued with a deep Jewish nationalism that
sprouted in his native land of Bessarabia – a land filled with simplicity and
forthrightness, loyalty and friendliness, just like its fields and forests, its
mountains, muddy rivers and rugged roads, and just like its colorful villages
and towns that struggled for daily existence in the hot summers, and buried
knee-deep in snow in the winters.
A group of young people
of the generation of Shimshon Bronstein in the early
From right to left:
Standing – Rivka Kuziminer Leiderman (died in Tel Aviv), Moshe Spielberg
(died in Kishinev after the war), Shimshon Bronstein, Chaya
Bar-Samcha-Eisenberg (died in Tel Aviv), Noach Leiderman (died in the
Yechiel Avraham Snitkovsky (died in Brazil), Golda Kuzminer Bronstein (Tel
Aviv), Yisrael Dimant (Brazil), Sarah Snitkovsky (Brazil), Moshe Yanovitch
(died in Brazil);
Shaul Sternthal (died in Kishinev after the war).
Who Shimshon was
Shimshon Bronstein's name is etched in our minds as a person who, from his
youth until the present, was an outstanding Zionist leader, who in our youth
taught us the spirit of Jewish nationalism and culture, until we left home and
emigrated to the Land of Israel. Although more than forty years have passed
since then, we remember Shimshon, his life and deeds until today.
by Ephraim Shvartsman-Sharon
Terror against the Poalei Zion [Workers of Zion] Movement in Romania
A message from the office of Poalei Zion to the Socialist Internationale
relating to the torture of Shimshon Bronstein of Yedinitz, Bessarabia,
published in the Warsaw Poalei Zion newspaper, Bafreiung-Arbeter Shtimme
of June 24, 1932.
Photo from the 1920s
Noach Leiderman, may his death be avenged
Ephraim Eines (son of Berl the Slaughterer, USA)
A. Tur-Kaspa (Israel)
Velvel Ludmir, may his death be avenged
Moshe Rabinovitch (brother of the man who died on the seventh day of Passover)
Leizer (son of Dina and Berl) Eines (grandson of Yonah, the Slaughterer)
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