E. was born on 10 May
1900 in Sukhari, Mohilev Gubernia, where he also
learned in Talmud Torah.
At age eleven he immigrated
with his family to America, where he learned in a public
and high school and attended the third [premye:
premium?] for his study "Hundred Years of Peace Between
England and America".
In 1915 he graduated from
the first Yiddish National Radical Folks School, where
he also later was a teacher, and afterwards he studied
in the university.
In 1920-21he debuted with
children's songs in "Der groyser kunds". Afterwards he
performed as a radical member in New York's "Forward",
where in 1925-26 he published a series of study articles
about the "lyrics" in the Yiddish operettas.
E., for several years is the
redactor for the "Teaater zeyt" and since 1931 also for
the "Movie-Zeyt" in the "Forward", for which he also
writes the theatre and film critiques, articles about
Yiddish theatre and actors, and about film offerings and
film actors, known as H. Sakharyer, Milton Denley and
As L. Honors, E. also writes
in English about Yiddish theatre in the English section
of the "Forward" and in other Yiddish-English issues.