Sunday 16 November 2014


MOYSHE-YEKHIEL BARON (b. April 27, 1896)
     Born in Gorshkovitz, in the Petrikov region.  His father, Nosn-Dovid, was a grandson of the rebbe of Radoshitz.  He was raised in the spirit of Hassidism.  During the years of WWI, he perfected his knowledge of languages and pedagogy, and he became a Hebrew teacher.  In 1917 he settled in Petrikov, founded the Hebrew public school “Mizrahi,” and served as its director and a teacher.  He was a regular contributor to the Petrikov Zionist weekly Undzer tsaytung (Our newspaper).  In 1924 he made aliya to Palestine.  He published articles, stories, and works of reportage in the Hebrew press.  A portion of them, as well as his translations from English, German, and Yiddish literature, appeared in book form.  He was living in Tel Aviv.

Source: D. Tidhar, Entsiklopedyah lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the founders and builders of Israel) (Tel Aviv, 1947), vol. 1.

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