Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Menachem Mendel Dolitsky
D. was born on March 13,
1858 (according to a notation in Reyzen’s Lexicon
), in Bialystok, Poland.
His father was a ritual
D. graduated from
Zamenhoff’s State School. Until he was seventeen years
old he studied sacred texts and after his marriage he
continued his studies living with and dependent upon his
father-in-law. He went on with his studies and devoted
much of his energies to the literature of the Jewish
At nineteen years of age he
began to write in Hebrew. He traveled abroad for a short
while and after that he traveled all over Russia where
he had become popular because of his Hebrew poetry and
stories. In 1892 he traveled abroad
to the United States where he became active in the
Yiddish and Hebrew press. His play “The Regret” (Di
harute) was performed in the U.S. in 1907.
B. Gorin -- "Di Geshikhte
fun idishn teater (The History of the Yiddish
Theatre)", from a listing of plays.
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon
fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish
Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 661-665.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 540.
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