Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Menachem Mendel Dolitsky

 

D. was born on March 13, 1858 (according to a notation in Reyzen’s Lexicon [1856]), in Bialystok, Poland. 

His father was a ritual slaughterer. 

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 Enlightenment (Haskalah). 

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.
 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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