Peretz Kaminsky


Current City, State, Country

Bronx, New York, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Bronx, New York, USA


The author of four volumes of published poetry—Reflections in The Eye of God, Adam, Cain and Other Prayers, Book of Rituals and Book of Questions—Peretz Kaminsky is best remembered for his contributions to modern Yiddish culture and literature. An artist and poet, he died February 24th, 2005 in New York at the age of 88.

In 1986, Kaminsky suffered the loss of his son, Akiva. Kaminsky’s survivors include Danzig, of the Bronx, a son, Marc Kaminsky, of Brooklyn and four grandchildren. At Kaminsky’s funeral, his daughter, Riva Danzig, read one chapter of Trying To Remember, a memoir he had worked on until he was 83. Danzig, also a writer, read a section of the memoir she had written with her father in 1999, soon after he realized that he was no longer able to write himself.

Published Works

The Book of Questions (Horizon Press, 1972)
The Book of Rituals (Horizon Press, 1971)
Adam, Cain and Other Prayers (Benjamin Blom, Inc., 1970)
Reflections in The Eye of God (Benjamin Blom, Inc., 1969)

Languages of Publication(s) and Poets Translated

Yiddish, English

Subject Matter


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Susan R. Williamson