Wednesday 27 January 2016


            He was born in Plotl (Plateliai), Lithuania.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva.  In book form: Tsu kaykhen far gelekhter, vol. 1: Humoristishe mayses, sharfzinige vitsn, aforizmen un glaykhvertlekh (Gasping for laughter, vol. 1: Humorous tales, spirited jokes, aphorisms, and witticisms) (Tel Aviv, 1934), 279 pp.; Der tshikaver sharfziniger humorist, humoristishe mayses un sharfzinige vitsn (The curious, spirited humorist, humorous tales and spirited jokes) (Tel Aviv, 1935/1936), 288 pp.; Der oytser fun mayn gedanken-velt, sharfzinike aforizmen, epigramen un glaykhvertlekh (Treasury from my world of ideas: spirited aphorisms, epigrams, and witticisms), vol. 3 (Tel Aviv, 1936/1937), 194 pp.  In truth, he was a little-known humorist.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 146.

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