This Day in Jewish History 1920: The Man Who Shook the World With 'The Dybbuk' Dies

Self-named S. Ansky really did work in a salt mine, but is more famous for documenting the lives of Russian Jewry, which he feared was going to be wiped off the face of the earth.

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On November 8, 1920, the writer, dramatist, ethnographer, and political and humanitarian activist S. Ansky died, at age 57. Although today, Ansky is best known for his play “The Dybbuk” – and justifiably so –...