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ZHIDLOVSKY, CHAIM (1865-1943).

Socialist writer in Russia who founded the Jewish Section of the Socialist Revolution Party in 1885. He advocated Jewish national self-determination under socialism, and considered Yiddish the national Jewish language. In 1908, he settled in New York where he edited a Yiddish periodical and pursued his Jewish socialist teachings. To Jews before World War II who did not consider Zionism the national solution to Jewish life, but rather espoused socialism and Yiddishism, Zhidlovsky was an ideological leader.

Robert Eringer

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