Friday 30 January 2015


     He was a teacher of Hebrew and German in communities in Moldavia.  He managed a home for orphans in Jassy.  From 1889 he was publishing in Hayoets levet yisrael (Advisor to the House of Israel) in Bucharest; from 1895 he was writing didactic verse for Dos naye folksblat (The new people’s newspaper) in Bucharest (issue no. 1, March 1892) and for Ahavat tsiyon (Love of Zion) in Galați (February 28-August 28, 1893).  He also wrote poetry as well as plays which were staged in the Romanian Yiddish theater: Di yudishe printsesin (The Jewish princess), Nikodeymen un khane (Nicodemus and Hannah), and R’ itsik sholem (R. Itsik Sholem), a satire on a Hassidic rebbe.  He edited Nes tsiyona (The miracle of Zion) in Galați of which five issues (September 7, 1908-February 6, 1909) appeared.  He also authored the book: Lider (Poems) (Piatra Neamț, 1893), 52 pp.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; Z. Zilbertsvayg, Teater-leksikon, vol. 1.
Y. Kara

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 86.]

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