Friday 1 December 2017


            Over the years 1886-1899, he was assistant editor of Hayoets (The advisor) in Bucharest. Later, he edited Dos folksblat (The people’s newspaper) in Jassy (Iași).  He published (1893/1894-1897/1898) Izraelitisher folks-kalender (Jewish people’s calendar).  He composed numerous folksongs for the Blaykhman, Simonvitsh, Groper, Koner, and others.  He wrote a theatrical piece entitled Ketsia which was staged in vaudeville houses, as well as a booklet in Hebrew, Haramaim vehamataim (The scoundrels and the contorted ones), and a booklet in Yiddish (with Hebrew), Moyshe benyomen (Moses Benjamin), about trickery, prophecy, and the like.  In his old age he made his way to the United States, where he turned to “miracles” in reading people’s characters, guessing thoughts, and the like.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2.

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