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
 

Moshe Prizament
 

P. was born in 1859 in Lutsk, Volin.

His father was a Talmudic scholar.

He was received a traditional Jewish education.

In order to escape military service, he fled to Hibinev [Uhanov, by Rawa Ruska, Galicia], and there became a badkhan and folk singer.

P. was a ben-torah, and the old Belz rabbi......expressed about him, that "fun zeyn moyl shit zikh tura vi perl, azoy vi fun moshe rebeinu fun barg sini."

Famous under the name "Moyshe'le Hibiner" or "Moysh'le Marshalek, in his time he was one of the popular badkhanim and folk singers in Hungary.

He also had written special songs for the Broder Singer. His songs used to be sung vern durch di desers Pepi Littman et al. Chaim Bendel sung popular gemakht zeyns a song "Az man kan keyn pulver nit shmekn, geyt men nit in mlkhmh areyn".

P. was a personal friend of Avraham Goldfaden and was allowed to publish songs in Hebrew in "Hnshr" and "Hmbshr" and in Yiddish in the "Rahatshiner" newspaper.

He died on 5 August (D' Ob) 1905 in Lemberg and he left in manuscripts five books with songs and articles.

P.'s son Jacob was a prompter, and his son Shlomo is a Yiddish actor.


M. E. from Feivl and Shlomo Prizament.

  • Yosef Margoshes -- Chasidishe badchanim, velkhe hoben frehlikh gemakht iden, "Der amerikaner", N. Y., 2 June 1944.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1873.
 

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