Wednesday 10 June 2015


MOYSHE GOLDSHTEYN (b. August 22, 1909)
            He was born in Filipów, near Suwalki, Lithuania, into a prominent family.  He graduated from a secular high school and a Hebrew teachers’ seminary in Vilna.  He studied at Vilna University.  He was a co-founder of the Zionist youth organization Gvardiya (Guard) in Vilna.  Until 1934 he worked as a teacher in Tarbut schools.  In 1934 he made aliya to Israel, and there he was active as an educator.  He was a regular contributor to Tsienistishe shtime (Zionist voice) in Paris, where he published articles about Zionist and youth issues.  He also contributed to Folk and tsien (People and Zion) in Israel, Baderekh (On the road), Beterem (Before), Olami (My people), and Haoved hatsiyoni (The Zionist laborer) in Tel Aviv.  He served on the editorial board of the last of these.  He authored Kleyne mayses vegn groyse mentshn (Small stories about great people) (Buenos Aires, 1967), 243 pp.; and he edited the scholarly anthology, Hanegev (The Negev) (Tel Aviv, 1954).  He also published using the pen names, M. G. and Ben-Aharon, among others.  He was last living in Tel Aviv.

Sources: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv) (Tel Aviv, 1947-1971), vol. 7, p. 2810.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 142.]

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