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YEHOASH (1871-1927).

Solomon Bloomgarden, Yiddish poet. Born in Lithuania, he came to the U.S. in 1890. Yehoash contributed to the modernization of Yiddish literature in the U.S. and cultivated in his readers a taste for the best in world literature through his Yiddish translations. His major achievement was his masterly translation of the Bible into Yiddish. This work combines a deep scholarly understanding of the original Hebrew with poetic skill. Yehoash’s translation of the Bible became one of the most popular works in Yiddish literature.

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