Monday, 14 March 2016


MOYSHE HIRSH (1910-1931)
            He was born in Sighetu Marmației, Transylvania, to Hassidic parents.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshivas.  From his earliest years he was an active leader and speaker for Mizrachi in Hungary.  In 1919 he was living on a kibbutz to which he had illegally set out for Israel.  He later worked as a farm laborer in Teodoresti, Bukovina.  He composed Yiddish and Hebrew poetry, a portion of which was published in Marmarosher bleter (Marmației pages).  He was also engaged with research into the Yiddish language, especially of Carpathian Russian village Jews.  His work Shprikhverter fun mayn kant (Proverbs in my realm) remained in manuscript.  He died in Suceava.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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