Tuesday 3 February 2015


MOYSHE BIRSHTEYN (MOSES BIRSTEIN) (July 24, 1885-August 12, 1952)
He was born in a town near Novograd-Volynsk (Novohrad-Volynskyi), Russia.  He emigrated to the United States in May 1906 and settled in Boston.  He began publishing in 1912 in Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of Labor).  He contributed to: Gerekhtikeyt (Justice), Idisher arbayter (Jewish worker), Tog (Day), Tsayt (Time), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Forverts (Forward), and Dos vort (The word)—all in New York.  He edited the periodical Der idisher firer (The Jewish leader) in Boston.  Among his books: Robert ouen un di kooperative bavegung (Robert Owen and the cooperative movement), published by the Workmen’s Circle (Boston, 1921), 97 pp.

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