Born in Ukraine, Berdichevski (1856-1921) is a scholar and writer who descends from a long lineage of Rabbis. His career as a writer begins during his Yeshiva studies in the 1880s, however, in 1896 he publishes a series of widely talked about articles in Hebrew, attacking the writings of Zionist thinker Ahad Ha-Am, making him an opposition leader of the Hebrew literary movement. In 1920, after his father and brother were murdered in pogroms, he releases a series of works, memorializing Eastern European Jewry. Today, all of his writings are available in an archive in Holon, Israel.