Lives in the Yiddish Theatre


     Zechariah-Avraham Doyber

Born 23 April 1893 by Cheremosh, Bukovina. His family, which was from Macedonia, had lived in Bukovina for more than three hundred years. From his grandmother's side, his great-grandfather, Israel Kasir, was a Sefardi, a descendant from Spain.

In his autobiography, it was said:
"From his early youth a scholar and a meditative person, he began to write newspaper articles and papers in 1927 in the 'Ostyudisher tsaytung' (914, 918, 921, 938), in the 'Czernowitzer morgenblat', and in the 'Yidisher fraynd', and in the year 1928 issued "The first religious-philosophical document with the title "Di toyre im likhte der visenshaft". The small work evoked great admiration. Every newspaper of the world [!] had reviewed it. Thanks and acknowledgements came, which was also evoked from the Bundeskanzler seifel of Austria, Stefan Zweig and many other personalities. In the year 1932 his second work was published with the title "Es verde likht", with a more powerful impression. The reprint was compared [sold out]. One biblical theatre piece with the name "Di libe fregt nisht oyf folk un oyf gloybn" (Ruth), and one entire collection of the history and songs waiting in publication. In the address book of the German writer was his name: the Yiddish religious philosopher-writer and biblical scholar".

According to Shmuel Fischler, an actor from Bucharest's Jewish State Theatre, D. was a member of Czernowitz's shul association and used to perform with amateurs.

According to Sadie Glick and Mauritsi Segal, D. was a naive person who used to love to be photographed with actors,.


They used to borrow money and not optsukrign and give the actresses perfume and live in his perfume shop.

His brochure, "Di toyre in ikht fun der visenshaft" contained twelve pages and was written in German.

When the Nazis captured Bukovina, from the alarming reports, D. died in 1941 in Czernowitz.

Sh. E. and Sh. E. from Julian Schwartz.






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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4763.

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