He lived in the middle of the nineteenth century in Vilna. He was a Hebrew teacher and author of several volumes of stories in Yiddish, such as: Der falsher feter, eyn kharakteristisher bild fun idishn lebn in rusland (The fake uncle, a characteristic image of Jewish life in Russia) (Vilna, 1880), 23 pp. He also published (under the name Tsvi Hofman) Hebrew poetry in Hamagid (The preacher). His other biographical details remain unknown.
[N.B. The author of Der falsher feter is given as “N. B. Hoffmann” in WorldCat—JAF.]