Authors / Elyash

Elyash Almi Sheps (Elyash) (1892 – 1963), who also wrote under the pseudonym A. Almi, was born in Warsaw and emigrated to the United States in 1912. He wrote in multiple genres, including poetry, theology, philosophy, memoir, and literary criticism. His humorous works include In elyashs kenigraykh (In Elyash’s kingdom) (1924), Humoristishe shrift (Humorous writings) (1928 – 1929), and Ven s’glust mir tsu lakhn (When I have to laugh) (1930).