Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Moishe Pinchevsky


Born on 1 March 1894 in Teleneshty, Bessarabia. His father was a Cabalist and bn-urin, gave him a strong Chasidic education. At age sixteen, P. entered into the Odessa yeshiva, which was under the direction of Chaim Chernovitz (much younger) and was in the party of the Hebrew circle in Odessa (Bialik, Rovnitsky, Mendele et al). Under the pseudonym of Ben-Shrh, he published Hebrew songs in "HaParachim" and "Muldt".

At the age of nineteen he immigrated to Argentina, where he began, under the energy of Pinye Katz and other Jewish radicals, printed in "Di idishe tseytung", songs in Yiddish, which were reprinted in the Yiddish newspaper of North America. In 1918 there was published in Buenos Aires his book of songs "Tsvit", the first edition of a Yiddish poet in Argentina.

At the end of 1921 he immigrated back to Bessarabia and later settled in Soviet Russia, where there was published his song collection "Lider fun tog (Songs of Today)" (Kharkov -- Kiev, 1932), "Undzere kinder" (Minsk, 1933), "Dos lebn un der toyt fun vilyam sven" (1935) et al.

In the 1930-31 season in Kharkov's Yiddish State Theatre, there was staged his three-act revue "Gedekte kortn, algemeyne kompozitsye fun spektakl -- foreger; dance -- Kretov; scenery -- Riftin; direction -- Nuger and Zaslavsky; music -- Zagranytshny.

In 1932, the Ukrainian state publishing house of the national minority published his one-act comedy "Git dem forhang" (Berdichev, 1932, 30 pp.)

In 1937 P. wrote a play "Kolya", which portrayed the socialistic iberdertsiung of a young right-brekher.

On 31 March 1944 the Kiev Yiddish State Theatre staged in Kokand, Uzbekistan P.'s play "Ikh leb", under the direction of M. Goldblatt.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 484-485.

  • [Zalmen Zylbercweig] -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 1348.

  • Y. Lyubamirsky -- "Melukhisher yidisher teater in ukraine", Kharkov, 1931, pp. 70-72.

  • N. Rubinstein -- "Dos yidishe bukh in sovetnfarband in 1932", Minsk, 1933, p. 77.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1761.
 

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