E. was born on 17 July 1884
in Dvinsk, Latvia.
His father was a grain
He learned in cheder and in
1903 finished the real school in Rovno, afterwards going
on to the Riga Polytechnicum, for which he, in 1906,
became excluded due to his political activity as a Bundist.
In 1909 he studied in the
technical high school in Dresden, afterwards returning
to Riga, where in 1912 he completed the Polytechnicum as
a technological engineer, and he worked until 1920 as a
junior(?) engineer in Moscow and Persia.
After, as a student, he
published literary works in the Libov-Russian press,
then in the Russian-Yiddish journals.
Yiddish -- he debuted with
feuilletons in "Di yidishe shtime (The Jewish Voice)"
which was directed by Bel-Mkhshbut. At the end of 1920
he became a redactor and (together with H. Urmakher)
published "Dos folk" for the Riga Togblat. Afterwards
he established the weekly page "Freytik", in
which E. as T. Reglmesik, wrote reviews about Yiddish theatre.
E. led the struggle against
the Yiddish theatre society in Riga, that managed the
Yiddish Meutis Theatre in Riga., and caricatured
subjects for this struggle.
He also wrote a drama in
four acts called "Der man mit di dolarn".