Funeral services were held here Today for Abba Gordin, prominent Yiddish writer and poet, who died here this weakend at the age of 77.
Born in Poland, the son of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Gordin of Lomze, Abba Gordin was one of the veteran anarchists during the early days of the Russian revolution; He came to the United States in 1926 and continued an active career of journalistic writing. Seven years ago he settled in Israel, where he devoted his time mainly to translating his Yiddish works into Hebrew.
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