Thursday, 28 January 2016

MOYSHE GLAZER

MOYSHE GLAZER (January 17, 1892-December 23, 1984)
            He was born in Zhabakrich, Podolia.  His surname at birth was Gleyzerman.  He studied in religious primary school.  In 1913 he emigrated to the United States.  He lived in New York, Detroit, Montreal, and California.  In 1919 he debuted in print with a poem in Kundes (Prankster) in New York, and he went on to publish children’s poetry in Kalifornyer idishe shtime (Jewish voice of California), as well as Tog-morgn zhurnal (Day-morning journal) and Kinder zhurnal (Children’s journal) in New York.  In book form: Shabes, yontef, khalemoyed (Sabbath, holiday, intermediate days [of Passover and Sukkot]) (Los Angeles, 1957), 16 pp.; Frank un fray, portretlekh (Free as a bird, little portraits) (Los Angeles, 1958), 18 pp.; Mayse breyshes, mayselekh fun der sedre breyshes un fun der sedre noyekh (The story of Genesis, stories from the biblical portion of Bereshit and Noah), poems (Los Angeles, 1959), 16 pp.; Goyim zingen (Gentiles sing) (Los Angeles, 1961), 18 pp.; Lustik, lebedik, freylikh (Brilliant, alive, joyous) (Los Angeles, 1961), 18 pp.; Fun di sheymes fun der alter kloyz (From the stray text pages in an old house of study) (Los Angeles, 1965), 31 pp.  He died in Los Angeles.



Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 159-60.


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