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Bearing an eternal longing for Jewishness, I threw myself in all directions and left to work for another people. I am not one of those lucky ones raised in their own environment, whose work is normal. ---->>>

All a Jew has to do is recite a few proverbs or anecdotes to consider himself an expert on 'Jewishness.' ---->>>

A writer has a difficult fate, but a Jewish writer has an especially difficult fate. His soul is torn; he lives on two streets with three languages. It is a misfortune to live on this sort of 'border,' and that is what I have experienced. ---->>>

When I first stepped into literature twenty-five years ago, I wanted to work on behalf of the oppressed, the working masses, and it seemed to me, mistakenly, that I would not find them among the Jews. ---->>>

Biography

S. Ansky profile (s-ansky.jpg)
Name: S. Ansky
Nationality: Russian
Born: 1863
Birthplace:
Die: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Author
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Shloyme Zanvl Rappoport (1863 – November 8, 1920), known by his pseudonym S. Ansky (or An-sky), was a Belarusian Jewish author, playwright, researcher of Jewish folklore, polemicist, and cultural and political activist. He is best known for his play The Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds, written in 1914 (wikipedia)