|Date of birth||8 May 1890|
|Place of birth||Russian Empire|
|Year of aliyah||1906|
|Date of death||14 December 1968 (aged 78)|
|Party represented in Knesset|
Born in a village in the Russian Empire in an area which is today in Ukraine, Baratz, was educated at a Heder and joined the Young Zion movement in Kishinev. He immigrated to Ottoman-controlled Palestine in 1906, and worked in agriculture in Petah Tikva and Rehovot, and as a stone cutter in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Atlit and Zikhron Ya'akov. He was also amongst the founders of Degania Alef, the first kibbutz.
Baratz was also sent abroad as an emissary, to Russia in 1919, the United States in 1921 and Austria in 1934. He became a member of the central committee of the Haganah, and was also a member of the Assembly of Representatives.