Sunday 17 September 2017


MOYSHE MUSHKIN (1858-1917)
            He was born in a town near Kherson, Ukraine.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshivas.  After the pogroms of 1881, he immigrated to the United States, lived for a time in New York, and from 1886 was resident in Philadelphia.  He composed Hebrew poetry for Hatsfira (The siren) in Warsaw and from 1892 was a regular contributor to Yiddish and Hebrew periodicals in America.  His work appeared in: Haivri (The Jew) in 1892, Hatoran (The duty officer), Hapisga (The summit), and Yudishe gazetten (Jewish gazette)—in New York; and he was a member of the editorial board of Di idishe prese (The Jewish press) in 1905 and Filadelfyer morgen-tsaytung (Philadelphia morning newspaper) in 1907—in Philadelphia; among others.  In his last years from time to time he published essays and features in Di idishe velt (The Jewish world) in Philadelphia and Yidishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper) in New York.  He died in Philadelphia.

Sources: D. B. Tirkel, in Pinkes fun amopteyl fun yivo (Records of the American division of YIVO), vol. 1 (New York, 1927-1928), pp. 260, 261; M. Frihman, Geshikhte fun iden in filadelfye (History of Jewish in Philadelphia) (Philadelphia, 1935); Y. Tsuzmer, Beikve hador (In the footprints of a generation) (New York, 1957), p. 210.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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