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Moyshe-Leyb Halpern Biography and Poems

Moyshe-Leyb Halpern Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Moyshe-Leyb Halpern, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Halpern, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Moyshe-Leyb Halpern (January 2, 1886 – August 31, 1932) was a Yiddish-language modernist poet. He was born and raised in a traditional Jewish household in Zlotshev, Galicia and brought to Vienna at the age of 12 in 1898 to study commercial art. He then began writing modernist poetry in German. Upon returning to his hometown in 1907, he switched to writing in Yiddish.

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