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Isadore Taishoff Dead at 89

Isadore Taishoff, the Washington representative of the Jewish Daily Forward for almost 50 years, died Thursday of pneumonia at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. He was 89 years old.

Born in Minsk, from which he fled in 1908 to avoid being drafted into the Czar’s army, he came to Washington that year and became active in Jewish Socialist causes and in organizations seeking to advance Yiddish culture in the United States.

He was secretary for many years of the Workmen’s Circle and was an officer of the Yiddish-speaking branch of the Socialist Party. He joined the Forward in 1931 and retired in 1977 as the Forward’s Washington representative in charge of circulation.