MOYSHE LIPSHITS (1896-April 27, 1940)
He was born in a town near Kovno, Lithuania. In 1931 he arrived in Israel, where he was a painter and a carpenter, and he published poetry in Nayvelt (New world), Davar (Word), and Haarets (The land). He also contributed to: Folksblat (People’s newspaper) in Kovno and Frimorgn (Morning) in Riga, among others. His Balade fun umbakantn soldat (Ballad of an unknown soldier) was staged under his supervision by a workers’ troupe in Tel Aviv. He died in Tel Aviv.
Sources: Y. Shtol, Unzers (Ours) (Tel Aviv, 1940), p. 37; American Jewish Yearbook 5701 (Philadelphia, 1940).
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