Prylucki, Ẓevi Hirsch

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PRYLUCKI, ẒEVI HIRSCH (1862–1942), Hebrew and Yiddish journalist, one of the first members of Ḥovevei Zion. Born in Kremenets, Ukraine, Prylucki began his journalistic career with a series of critical essays in Hebrew criticizing *Aḥad Ha-Am's "Truth from Ereẓ Israel." From then on he wrote for Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian-Jewish journals. In 1905 he moved to Warsaw, establishing the first Yiddish daily there, as well as a Hebrew daily, Ha-Yom. Both newspapers were of a Zionist and literary character. After several failures, at the end of 1910 Prylucki began to publish the daily Der Moment, whose circulation amounted to more than 60,000 copies on the eve of World War i. Prylucki, the editor, wrote the weekly political review. The newspaper was Jewish nationalist in a general sense, giving expression to non-Zionist opinions as well (Folkism, Yiddishim). Prylucki died in the Warsaw ghetto during the German occupation.


J. Heftman, in: A.S. Stein et al. (eds.), Pinkas Kremenets (1954), 189–90; S.L. Zitron, Leksikon Ẓiyyoni (1924), 544–8. add. bibliography: J. Gothelf, Ittonut Yehudit she-Hayeta (1973), index.

[Yehuda Slutsky]