Born on 20 April 1879 in
Ponemunok, Kovno region, Lithuania. His father was a
Until age fifteen he was
educated in the religious Chasidic atmosphere of the
"old home". He learned in a yeshiva, then he continued
in the revolutionary movement and worked in the "Bund"
under various pseudonyms, also under the pseudonym of
"Alter der hoykher".
In 1910 he debuted in the
"Forward", then in other periodic issues, and since 1917
he has worked as a editorial member in the "Tog".
In "Tsukunft" (December
1915) there was published E.'s one-act "Bey a fremden
feyer" (in his book "Di karyere (The Career)",
published by M. Meizel, N. Y., 1921).
Under the pseudonym of "Aksel"
E. published in the "Fraye arbeter shtime" many reviews
about Yiddish theatre, and in "Tog" (August-September
1918) he published episodes of actors' lives. Under the
pseudonym of "Uriel Mazik" (February-April 1918) he
published a large series of characterizations about
Yiddish actors under the name "Picture Gallery of our
In "Der tog" (6 January
1918) E. published "Eyne fun di alte" (dramatic scenes).