NEW YORK (Sep. 24)
Eli Almi, a prominent Jewish writer, committed suicide today. He had been director of the Yiddish-Hebrew department of the United Jewish Appeal from its inception until his retirement several years ago.
Born in Warsaw in 1892, he came to the United States as a youth and entered Jewish journalism as a columnist for the Jewish Daily News in 1913. He was a member of the American Philosophical Society, the Yiddish PEN Club, the I. L. Peretz Writers Club and the Spinoza Institute of America. He was the author of 18 volumes of essays as well as of five volumes of poetry and three collection of short stories as well as many pamphlets.