He hailed from Drazhne, Podolia, Ukraine. He was the author of the storybooks: R’ yoyzel mit der bord (Rabbi Yoyzel with the beard), “a story that took place in Lithuania” (Vilna, 1879), 16 pp.; R’ yoysef loksh fun drazhne in poyln (Rabbi Yoysef Loksh from Drazhne in Poland), “a story of the great rabbi and sage, Rabbi Yoysef Loksh and of his trustee Akiva Bloz” (Warsaw, 1882), 24 pp. The topic of these stories was used by modern Yiddish writers, among them: Y. Y. Trunk in his Khelemer mayses (Tales of Chełm).
Source: Frontispieces to Leyb Matlis’s booklets.
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