A. was born on 2 August 1892
in Warsaw, Poland, into a family of poor artisans. Until
the age of ten he learned in a cheder, later learning as
an auto-didact. In 1907 he debuted in "Roman tseytung"
with songs, wandering across Germany, Austria, Holland
and Belgium and he published very many articles, songs
and essays in the periodic press. At the end of 1912 he
immigrated to America, where he became a collaborator in
the local periodic Yiddish press, published several
books. In his book "Velt un mentsh" (essays, 1928),
zikh in the essay "Teater" to demonstrate that
theatre is an obsolete art, and was never an independent
In his book "Humoristishe
shriftn" (Warsaw, 1928, B. 1), he published several
parodies about dramatic works.
A. also published "Unter
fonen", a dialogue ("Far di likht", Warsaw, 1927), and "Oyf
di khurbut", a dramatic poem, ("Ilustrirte vokh",
A. had under the pseudonyms of Eli Elin, Eliash, Sh.
Eliahu, Dr. A. Elkin, L. Yash, Eliahu Zeydler, written
about Yiddish plays and theater reviews in the New York
"Tagenblat", "Keneder odler" and "Oyfukum", New York.
A. had in manuscript a drama
" Der toyt-aparat".