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Aaron Glanz-leyeles, Prominent Yiddish Author, Honored on 75th Birthday

Leading Yiddish authors, poets and playwrights tendered a dinner here last night in honor of the 75th birthday of Aaron Glanz-Leyeles, a prominent essayist, poet and dramatist. Among the many greetings was one from Israel’s President Zalman Shazar, who congratulated Mr. Glanz-Leyeles as “a significant playwright, poet and veteran of Yiddish journalism.”

Mr. Glanz-Leyeles was born in Poland and started writing in 1905. He came to the United States in 1909, and joined the staff of The Day, now the Day-Jewish Journal, when that Yiddish daily was established in 1914. Among his many works are three dramas and a number of volumes of poetry. He is also known for his translations of many classical works into Yiddish.