Wednesday 14 August 2019


            He was a playwright and journalist, born in Klein-Biala, near Warsaw.  He spelled his name: “Shtieber.”  He attended religious elementary school and yeshiva and was a fine scholar.  He was a watchmaker and in 1902 left for London.  He published his first items in Dolidanski’s Der advertayzer (The advertiser) in 1903.  He also contributed to Idisher zhurnal (Jewish journal) in London and to various holiday leaflets out of London.  With the founding of Di tsayt (The times) in London, he was a regular contributor with feature pieces, sketches, stories, humorous pieces, and mainly Talmudic legends, as well as poetry and ballads.  He wrote several dramas: Di getotragedye (The ghetto tragedy), Di bitere kharote (The bitter remorse), Vos s’treft (What happens), and Ben-shetekh, a historishe drame in fier akten (Ben-Sheta, a historical drama in four acts) (London, 1923), 71 pp.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.
Berl Cohen

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