David Pinski was a Yiddish playwright, novelist and editor. Born in
Mohilev, Belarus (then part of the Russian Empire), his plays were
probably performed in English more often than any other Yiddish
Although Pinski was fluent is several languages, he chose to write in
Yiddish. According to an article in the Jerusalem Post in 1972, written
by Sol Liptzin, "In the course of his 87 years he enriched Yiddish with
more than 200 major contributions: plays, novels, short stories, travel
sketches, memoirs, essays, poems."
of his plays were published English, as were two of his novels and many
of his shorter works. His works were also published in Russian, German,
and Hebrew. In addition to the numerous performances in the Yiddish
theatre, Pinski's plays were performed in translation.
exhibition you may learn more about the personal and professional life
of David Pinski.