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Author. Born Yisroel Yehoshua Zinger (or Zynger), he was the brother of writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. Writing in Yiddish, he worked as a journalist in Europe and published his first novel, "Steel and Iron", in 1927. His long novel "The Brothers Ashkenazy" (1936) is considered his masterpiece. Singer emigrated to the United States in 1934 and helped his brother do the same the following year.