Friday 7 November 2014


MOYSHE (MOSHE) BASOK (July 26, 1907-February 19, 1966)
     Born in Kovno, Lithuania.  In 1920 he settled with his parents in Vilna.  He studied in the Slobodker yeshiva, and general subjects with a private tutor.  He began writing at age 13-14.  In 1926 he published his first piece, a poem in Haolam (The world).  He contributed to: Dos vort (The word) in Warsaw, and in such Hebrew publications as Healuts (The pioneer) in Poland.  He made aliya to Israel in 1936.  Among his books: Brenendike teg, lider (Torrid days, poems) (Warsaw, 1937), 27 pp.; Dos bukh fun der nay-erets-yisroeldiker poezye, antologye (Volume of poetry from the new Land of Israel, anthology) (Jerusalem, 1936), 172 pp.; and three short volumes of poetry in Hebrew.  His translations into Hebrew include: H. Leyvik, Hirsh lekert, dramatishe poeme (Hirsh Lekert, dramatic poem) or Hirsh lekert, poema deramatit [in Hebrew] (Tel Aviv, 1943); and Tuvia Borzykowski, Tsvishn falndike vent (Between tumbling walls) or Ben kirot noflim [in Hebrew] (Tel Aviv, 1950), 222 pp.  Over the years 1932-1936, he edited publications for Healuts, Yediot (News), and the Healuts supplement to Dos vort.  In Israel he edited for “Hakibbutz hameuchad” publishers.  Among his pen names: M. B., M. Bik, Moshe Udar, Moshe and Kinorot.  He was living in Ashdot Yaakov in Israel, where he died.

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