Ephraim Lisitzky

Ephraim Lisitzky(1885-1962) immigrated to the U.S. from the Russian town of Slutzk in 1900. An Orthodox scholar, he had a difficult time adjusting to life in his adopted country, though he eventually settled in New Orleans and became a prolific Hebrew poet. He wrote his autobiography in Hebrew, and in 1959, it was published in English as, In the Grip of the Cross-Currents.

Articles by Ephraim Lisitzky

A Failed Peddler

An immigrant's memoir of trying to jump on the Jewish-peddler bandwagon