He came from Vinitse (Vinnytsa, Vinnytsya), Ukraine. In 1881 (with a group from “Am Olam” [Eternal people]), he moved to the United States and settled in Philadelphia. He cofounded and contributed to the political biweekly Yudishes folksblat (Jewish people’s newspaper) in Philadelphia (1894), which was close to anarchist circles. He published poems there and wrote editorial articles. He also placed work in: Der folks-advokat (The people’s advocate), Teglekher herald (Daily herald), and Di varhayt (The truth)—in New York; and Der literarisher shtrahl (The literary beam [of light]) and other serials in Philadelphia. He was set to return to Russia after the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Sources: D. B. Tirkel, in Pinkes fun amopteyl fun yivo (Records of the American division of YIVO), vol. 1 (New York, 1927-1928), p. 260; M. Frihman, Fuftsik yor geshikhte fun idishen lebn in filadelfye (Fifty years of Jewish life in Philadelphia) (Philadelphia, 1934).
Khayim Leyb Fuks