He was born Tshaus, Mogilev region, Russia. He published in Warsaw in 1887 an immense treatise, entitled Itim levina (Times to understand), a compilation concerned with the Jewish calendar, with tables and explanations in Hebrew-Aramaic as well as in Yiddish. Zalmen Reyzen found it worth noting that “both this work itself and its tables are full of errors and inaccuracies.”
Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1 (Vilna, 1928).