Friday 13 March 2015


MOYSHE BERLYAND (b. November 15, 1883)
He was born in the town of Zinkov, Podolia region.  He attended religious primary school and a synagogue study hall.  At age fifteen, he moved to study in Kovno.  While still young, he published articles in Hamelits (The advocate), Hatsfira (The siren), Hashavua (The week), and Hazman (The times).  He arrived in Warsaw at age seventeen.  He worked in the publishing house of “Tushiyah,” where among other things he translated several pieces by Peretz into Hebrew from Yiddish.  He published theater reviews and, on his own, wrote a vaudeville act called “Ver iz shuldig” (Who’s guilty?), which was staged several times.  He published in: Tog (Day) in St. Petersburg, Hazman in Vilna, and Teatral’niye obozreniye (Theater review) and Teatral’naya gazeta (Theater gazette) in Russian.  He later moved to Kiev and contributed in Russian to Posledniye novosti (Latest news) about the Yiddish theater.  In 1921 he moved to Poland.  In Moment (Moment) and in Tageblat (Daily newspaper) of Lemberg, he had a series of articles concerned with Jewish life in Russia.  In 1926 he settled in Paris where he contributed to the Russian press.  His subsequent career is unknown.

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