Moshe Nadir, Prominent Jewish Writer, Dies of Heart Attack
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Moshe Nadir, Prominent Jewish Writer, Dies of Heart Attack

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Moshe Nadir, prominent Jewish writer and author of many volumes of prose and poetry, died suddenly from a heart attack at his home in Woodstook, N.Y. He was 58 years old.

Born in Narayev, Eastern Galicia, he came to the United States as a boy of thirteen. his real name was Isaac Reiss, under which he started to write shortly after his arrival, His writings under the pen-name Moshe Nadir attracted attention and were often the subjects of stormy discussions in the Jewish literary world. Since 1939 he had been on the editorial staff of the Day, a New York Jewish daily newspaper.

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