Wednesday 26 April 2017


MOYSHE LIPSHITS (1896-April 27, 1940)
            He was born in a town near Kovno, Lithuania.  In 1931 he arrived in Israel, where he was a painter and a carpenter, and he published poetry in Nayvelt (New world), Davar (Word), and Haarets (The land).  He also contributed to: Folksblat (People’s newspaper) in Kovno and Frimorgn (Morning) in Riga, among others.  His Balade fun umbakantn soldat (Ballad of an unknown soldier) was staged under his supervision by a workers’ troupe in Tel Aviv.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: Y. Shtol, Unzers (Ours) (Tel Aviv, 1940), p. 37; American Jewish Yearbook 5701 (Philadelphia, 1940).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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