A. was born on 23 October
1892 in Belz, Bessarabia. His father was a ritual
slaughterer. He learned in a yeshiva and [took] other courses
at the university. In 1908 he debuted under the name
of A. Averbukh in the collection "Zangen" (Vilna).
In 1912 he participated in
an amateur production under Peretz Hirshbein's direction
in Belz, then in Saraki.
In 1913 he immigrated to
Eretz Yisrael, where he had taken up with laborers.
Later he participated in the Jewish Legion, and in 1915
he came to America, where he became a collaborator in
the periodic press.
In 1919 he was the theatre
reviewer for "Di tsayt", and from 1922 the theatre
reviewer for the "Morning Journal", where he also wrote
from time to time under the pseudonym of Alf-Alf Kritik
and did reviews about Yiddish theatre and anonymously edited the memoirs of Avraham Fishzon, which
was published there in 1925-6.
In "Yidishn kemfer"
in 1917, A.
published a one-acter "Oyfn sheyer", about Shomerim
life in Eretz Yisrael, in his book "Der royter fodim"
(publisher "Oyfkum", New York, 1927) A. had [pp.
143-166] published his one-act "Fun uner brudershaft".