Tuesday, 13 August 2019


TSVI SHTOK (February 22, 1909-July 1, 1980)
            He was born in Korolivke (Korolevka), eastern Galicia.  He attended religious elementary school and graduated from a Baron Hirsh school and senior high school.  He later attended yeshivas.  He came to the United States in 1927.  He worked while studying at City College of New York.  He was a Yiddish and Hebrew teacher in Talmud Torahs and public schools run by the Farband.  He debuted in print with poetry in Hebrew in Niv (Utterance).  He went on to place poems and articles in: Kinder-velt (Children’s world), Shtraln (Beams [of light]) in Philadelphia, Abe Gordin’s Yidishe shriftn (Jewish writings), Proletarisher gedank (Proletarian idea), Kultur un dertsiung (Culture and education), Nyu-yorker vokhnblat (New York weekly newspaper), and Zayn (To be), among others.  He translated a series of old Hebrew poems.  His work includes: Kh’vel aykh dertseyln, lider un tfiles (I’ll recount it for you, poetry and prayers) (New York: Shulzinger, 1975), 190 pp.  He died in New York.

Sources: Moyshe Shtarkman, Hamshekh-antologye (Hamshekh anthology) (New York, 1945).
Berl Cohen

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