He was born in Berdichev, Russia. He worked as a private tutor of Yiddish, German, and Russian. He authored Yidish-daytsher moral brifnshteler (Yiddish-German moral model letter-writer), in four parts, with a foreword, in which he described the condition of Jewish tutors in Russia; and Eyn droshe koydem tfilin (A sermon on phylacteries) (Berdichev, 1885), 82 pp., second printing (1888), third “augmented” edition, with section entitled “Der praktisher brifnshteler” (The practical model letter-writer) (Berdichev, 1890), 104 pp.; Nutslikhe besyedes un sheyne ertseylungen oyf der tema fun krilovs basnis in finf teyl (Useful conversations and lovely stories on the theme of Krylov’s Fables in five parts) (Berdichev, 1891), 64 pp.; Mikhtve nearim (Letters of young men), a Hebrew model letter-writer (Berdichev, 1891), 84 pp.; Der praktisher zhargon-rusish-daytsher brifnshteler (The practical Yiddish-Russian-German model letter-writer) (Berdichev, 1904).