Eliezer Steinbarg (Shtaynbarg; 18 May 1880 – 27 March 1932) was a Yiddish-school teacher and Yiddish poetic fabulist.
He was born in Lipcani, Bessarabia and became a teacher in Bessarabia and Volhynia. In 1902 he became a Yiddish poet, but did not have his works published until after his death. He taught Yiddish and Hebrew, wrote and directed children's plays and was an editor of Kultur, a Yiddish arts journal. He became a notable figure in the Yiddish culture of Romania, and his works were widely recited.
His first published work Mesholim, a book of fables, didn't appear until shortly after his death, when it became a best seller. Selected works of Eliezer Steinbarg can be found in the bilingual The Jewish Book of Fables (2003), translated by Curt Leviant. He lies buried in the Jewish cemetery in Chernivtsi. The Eliezer Steinbarg Jewish Cultural Society in Chernivtsi is named after him.
- Kramer, Aaron (1989). A Century of Yiddish poetry. Cornwall Books. p. 113. ISBN 0-8453-4815-9.
- Steinbarg, Eliezer (2003). The Jewish book of fables. Curt Leviant (trans.). Syracuse University Press. pp. xii–xiii. ISBN 0-8156-0718-0. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
- Zuckerman, Yitzhak; Harshav, Barbara (1993). A surplus of memory: chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. University of California Press. p. 65. ISBN 0-520-07841-1.
- Harding, Sue Ann (2001). "The Jews of Chernivtsi". ShtetLinks. JewishGen, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
- "Eliezer Steinbarg". Der Yiddish-Vinkl, a weekly briefing on the mother tongue. Forward Association, Inc. January 3, 2003.
- Udel-Lambert, Miriam (Fall 2006). "The Fables of Eliezer Shteynbarg and the Modernist Relocation of Ethics". Prooftexts. Indiana University Press. 26 (3): 375–404. JSTOR 10. doi:10.2979/PFT.2006.26.3.375.
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