Monday 21 April 2014


MOYSHE AVIGAL (February 21, 1886-October 28, 1969)
Earlier family name: Beigel (Beygl).  Born in Nyetshayev, a Jewish colony in southern Russia; he was a Hebrew teacher, author of the textbook Geometriyah histaklutit (Demonstrative geometry).  In 1908 he published poems in Lebn un visnshaft (Life and science).  For a short time from 1921, he lived in Argentina and collaborated with Di yidishe tsaytung (Jewish news) and with the Zionist weekly Di yidishe velt (Jewish world)—Buenos Aires, from 1924—in the Land of Israel.  He cooperated every year with schools and other pedagogical institutions of the Histadrut, publishing articles on educational matters in the Hebrew press.  The articles were brought out in two volumes (Tel Aviv, 1947).  From the Land of Israel he took part sporadically in Di yidishe tsaytung (Buenos Aires) and Farn folk (For the people) (New York).  He translated into Hebrew Draysik yor kolonizatsye in argentine (Thirty years of colonization in Argentina) by Mordechai Alperson.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur, prese un filologye (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish literature, press, and philology), vol. 1 (Vilna, 1928).

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