E. was born on 4 August 1900 in Krakow, Galicia, into a
A grandson of R' Shimele
Yonover, rabbi and "good Jew" of Yanova, Pietrkow
He received a Chasidic
education in cheders.
At the age of fourteen he
went away with his parents to Eretz Yisroel, where he
learned until age sixteen with the Jerusalem dayan R' Tsvi-Pesakh Frank, in the yeshiva "Lshkhs hrbnim" in
Jerusalem. Afterwards he continued with his education,
especially (at) the teacher's seminary of the aid
society and in the last years was employed as a
librarian for the city library "Shari Tzion" in Tel
Since 1921 he published
articles about writers and booklets in Yiddish, Hebrew
and German-Yiddish journals.
In "Archive of the History
of Yiddish Theatre and Drama" (editor Dr. Jacob Shatzky,
first volume, Vilna 1930, published by the Yiddish
Scientific Institute [YIVO]), E. published a large study
"Tekstn un kveln tsu der geshikhte fun teater,
farveylungen un maskaradn bey yidn" (pp. 5-37).
He also had various
opportunities to publish articles about Purim shpiels
Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of
Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 825-826.