Sunday 9 April 2017


            He was born in Tomashov (Tomaszów), Lublin district, Poland.  He worked as a private tutor.  In 1905 he made his way to the United States and linked his future to the Yiddish theater.  In 1914 he began publishing sketches in Fraye arbeter-shtime (Free voice of labor), later contributing to Der kundes (The prankster) and Di varhayt (The truth) in New York.  He also wrote under the pen names: “Yosele, senders zun” (Yosele, son of Sender), “Yosele, tushvitsers zun” (Yosele, Tushvitser’s son), and “Likhtiger.”  In book form: Humoristishe shriften (Humorous writings), stories, humorous sketches, poems, and the one-act plays: “Er shteyt in shidukhim” (He’s a candidate for marriage), “Patsyentn” (Patients), “Farbitn dos kind” (Replaced the child), “Heyse khvalyes” (Warm waves), and “Di ibergeblibene” (The remaining) (New York: Progres, 1917), 320 pp.

Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 2 (New York, 1934).
Yankev Kahan

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